Immunohistological localization of melatonin in the pineal gland and retina of the rat

Kirsten Mennenga, Manfred Ueck, Russel J. Reiter

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Abstract

Abstract: An incubation procedure for the demonstration of melatonin is described using freeze‐dried, unfixed material embedded in vacuum directly in glycolmethacrylate. The results indicate the binding of melatonin in the nucleus of pineal parenchymal cells and in the outer nuclear layer of the retina of rats; binding is greater at night than during the day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of pineal research
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • immunocytochemistry
  • melatonin binding sites
  • melatonin receptors
  • photoreceptor cell
  • pinealocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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