Pineal and retinal melatonin is involved in the control of circadian locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms in the pigeon

@article{Oshima2004PinealAR,
  title={Pineal and retinal melatonin is involved in the control of circadian locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms in the pigeon},
  author={Itsuki Oshima and Hideki Yamada and Maki Goto and Koji Sato and Shizufumi Ebihara},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={166},
  pages={217-226}
}
Although pinealectomy or blinding resulted in loss of the clarity of the free-running rhythm of locomotor activity and body temperature and reduced the peak level of circulating melatonin rhythms to approximately a half in intact pigeons, neither pinealectomy nor blinding abolished any of these rhythms. However, when pinealectomy and blinding were combined, the rhythms of locomotor activity and body temperature disappeared in prolonged constant dim light, and melatonin concentration was reduced… CONTINUE READING
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