Acute effects of unilateral or bilateral superior cervical ganglionectomy on rat pineal N-acetyltransferase activity and melatonin content

R. J. Reiter, P. K. Rudeen, A. F. Banks, M. D. Rollag

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Abstract

Acute bilateral superior cervical ganglionectomy (SCGX) completely prevents the nocturnal rises in pineal N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity and melatonin content in male rats kept in light-dark cycles of 14:10. Unilateral SCGX causes the NAT and melatonin levels to be intermediate between those in sham-operated control rats and those in rats from which both ganglia had been removed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-692
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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