Photoperiod regulates growth, puberty and hypothalamic neuropeptide and receptor gene expression in female Siberian hamsters.

Abstract

In seasonal mammals, both the growth and reproductive axes are regulated by photoperiod. Female Siberian hamsters were kept, for up to 12 weeks, in long-day (LD) or short-day (SD) photoperiod, from weaning at 3 weeks of age (Exp 1). LD hamsters had characteristically faster growth and higher asymptotic body weight, adiposity, and leptin gene expression in… (More)

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@article{Adam2000PhotoperiodRG, title={Photoperiod regulates growth, puberty and hypothalamic neuropeptide and receptor gene expression in female Siberian hamsters.}, author={Clare L. Adam and Kim M. Moar and Tracy J Logie and Alexander W. Ross and Perry Barrett and Peter Morgan and Julian G Mercer}, journal={Endocrinology}, year={2000}, volume={141 12}, pages={4349-56} }