Retinally perceived light is not essential for photic regulation of pineal melatonin rhythms in the pigeon: studies with microdialysis

@article{Hasegawa1994RetinallyPL,
  title={Retinally perceived light is not essential for photic regulation of pineal melatonin rhythms in the pigeon: studies with microdialysis},
  author={Megumi Hasegawa and Akeo Adachi and Toshiki Yoshimura and Shizufumi Ebihara},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1994},
  volume={175},
  pages={581-586}
}
Using in vivo microdialysis, effects of retinally perceived light on pineal melatonin release and its rhythmicity was examined in the pigeon. In the first experiment, light-induced suppression of pineal melatonin release was studied. Although light given to the whole body during the dark strongly suppressed pineal melatonin release to a daytime level, light exclusively delivered to the eyes did not remarkably inhibit melatonin release. In the second experiment, in order to determine whether… CONTINUE READING
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