Pineal function during aging: attenuation of the melatonin rhythm and its neurobiological consequences.

@article{Reiter1994PinealFD,
  title={Pineal function during aging: attenuation of the melatonin rhythm and its neurobiological consequences.},
  author={Russell J Reiter},
  journal={Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis},
  year={1994},
  volume={54 Suppl},
  pages={31-9}
}
The pineal hormone melatonin is a potent free radical scavenger. In particular, it quenches what is generally considered the most toxic and damaging free radical produced in the organism, the hydroxyl radical (.OH). Melatonin production in the pineal gland declines progressively with age such that in old animals and elderly humans the levels of melatonin available to the organism are a fraction of that of young individuals. A prominent theory of aging claims that the anatomical and functional… CONTINUE READING
12 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…