Splenic hypertrophy and extramedullary hematopoiesis induced in male Syrian hamsters by short photoperiod or melatonin injections and reversed by melatonin pellets or pinealectomy.

@article{Vaughan1987SplenicHA,
  title={Splenic hypertrophy and extramedullary hematopoiesis induced in male Syrian hamsters by short photoperiod or melatonin injections and reversed by melatonin pellets or pinealectomy.},
  author={Mary K. Vaughan and Gene B. Hubbard and Thomas H. Champney and George M. Vaughan and J. Crawford Little and Russell J Reiter},
  journal={The American journal of anatomy},
  year={1987},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={131-6}
}
Adult male Syrian hamsters either placed in a short photoperiod alone or kept in a long photoperiod and given daily afternoon injections of the pineal indole melatonin (25 micrograms) exhibited splenic hypertrophy and extramedullary hematopoiesis in addition to a marked regression in testicular weight. The testicular regression as well as the changes in spleen weight and histology could be prevented if the animals in short photoperiod were either pinealectomized or implanted subcutaneously with… CONTINUE READING
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