Day-night differences in the number of pineal "synaptic" ribbons in two diurnal rodents, the chipmunk (Tamias striatus) and the ground squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii)

Michal Karasek, Thomas S. King, Bruce A. Richardson, Edward C. Hurlbut, John T. Hansen, Russel J. Reiter

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Abstract

Daytime numbers of pineal "synaptic" ribbons higher than reported in the pineal gland of any other mammalian species were observed in two diurnal rodents, the eastern chipmunk and Richardson's ground squirrel. The number of "synaptic" ribbons was lower during the daytime and higher at night in both of these species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalCell and Tissue Research
Volume224
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1982

Keywords

  • "Synaptic" ribbons
  • Chipmunk
  • Ground squirrel
  • Pineal gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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