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Neuroendocrinology Letters incl. Psychoneuroimmunology & Chronobiology

NeuroendocrinologyİLetters incl. Psychoneuroimmunology and Chronobiology, Editorial.
ISSNİ0172ñ780X Copyrightİ©İ2001 NeuroendocrinologyİLetters

NEL VOL. 22 No. 3
Invited Original Article

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2001; 22:169-174
pii: NEL220301R01

The hypothalamo-neurohypophysial response to melatonin
by Marlena Juszczak

pineal, melatonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, synthesis, secretion

Submitted: April 25, 2001
Accepted: May 15, 2001


The present paper reviews the findings accumulated on the role of pineal gland and its hormone – melatonin – in regulation of the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system activity. Effects of modified photoperiod, pinealectomy or treatment with melatonin on the vasopressin and oxytocin biosynthesis and/or secretion have been described. Taken together, the in vivo and in vitro data suggest that the effect of melatonin on the vasopressin and oxytocin secretion depends on this pineal hormone concentration and experimental conditions.

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