The effect of pinealectomy on immune parameters in different age groups in rats: results of the weekly alteration of the zinc level and the effect of melatonin administration on wound healing.

@article{Bekonakli2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of pinealectomy on immune parameters in different age groups in rats: results of the weekly alteration of the zinc level and the effect of melatonin administration on wound healing.},
  author={Ethem Beşkonakli and Selçuk Palaoğlu and Nurten Renda and Sezer Kulaçoğlu and Turan Turhan and Yamaç Taşkin},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={320-4}
}
It is generally accepted that the pineal gland is a neuroendocrine organ. Several recent experiments have shown that the pineal gland has functional and anatomic connections with many organs and systems, particularly with the immune system, and, therefore, the gland is now recognised as an important immunoneuroendocrine organ both in man and animals. The present study investigates the effect of pinealectomy on some immune parameters including zinc pool alterations and wound healing process in… CONTINUE READING