Failure of room light to inhibit pineal N-acetyltransferase activity and melatonin content in a diurnal species, the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

R. J. Reiter, T. S. King, B. A. Richardson

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The activity of N-acetyltransferase and the melatonin content were measured in the pineal gland of chipmunks kept in either darkness or room light at night. The dark-exposed animals exhibited a marked nocturnal rise in both NAT activity and melatonin content. These rises also occurred in the animals exposed to light at night.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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