The 2004 Aschoff/Pittendrigh Lecture: Theory of the Origin of the Pineal Gland— A Tale of Conflict and Resolution

@article{Klein2004The2A,
  title={The 2004 Aschoff/Pittendrigh Lecture: Theory of the Origin of the Pineal Gland— A Tale of Conflict and Resolution},
  author={D. Klein},
  journal={Journal of Biological Rhythms},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={264 - 279}
}
  • D. Klein
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biological Rhythms
A theory is presented that explains the evolution of the pinealocyte from the common ancestral photoreceptor of both the pinealocyte and retinal photoreceptor. [...] Key Result HydroxyindoleOmethyltransferase enhanced detoxification in the primitive photoreceptor by increasing the lipid solubility of serotonin and bis-retinyl serotonin. After the serotonin.Expand
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