Seasonal postembryonic maturation of the diurnal rhythm of serotonin in the chicken pineal gland.

Abstract

Previously, we have demonstrated the postembryonic development of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus L.) pineal gland functions expressed as changes in melatonin (MEL) biosynthesis. Pineal concentrations of MEL and its precursor serotonin (5-HT) were shown to increase between the 2nd and 16th day of life. We also found that levels of the mRNAs encoding the… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/07420528.2014.955185

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