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

Russel J Reiter, Thomas S King, B. A. Richardson

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Abstract

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
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982

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Sciuridae
Acetyltransferases
Melatonin
Light
Pineal Gland
Darkness
N-acetyltalosaminuronic acid

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