Hypothalamic cuts suggest a brain site for the antigonadotrophic action of melatonin in the syrian hamster

Russel J. Reiter, Diep T. Dinh, Renato de los Santos, Julio C. Guerra

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Abstract

Thrice daily melatonin injections inhibit reproductive functions in pinealectomized male hamsters, as measured by sex organ weights and plasma testosterone levels. Total or anterior, but not posterior, hypothalamic deafferentation prevented the antigonadotrophic effect of melatonin. The findings suggest a site of action of melatonin within the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 1981

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