Indole and porphyrin content of the syrian hamster harderian glands during the proestrous and estrous phases of the estrous cycle

Armando Menendez-Pelaez, Gerald R. Buzzell, Carmen Rodriguez, Russel J Reiter

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Abstract

Porphyrin and indole metabolism was studied in the Harderian glands of Syrian hamsters during the proestrous and estrous stages of the estrous cycle. Porphyrins remained unaltered during these stages, but levels of different indoles (5-hydroxytryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptamine, N-acetyl-5-hydrpxytryptamine, and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid) exhibited pronounced changes during the dark: light period in both proestrous and estrous. There was a strong parallelism between 5-hyroxytryptamine, N-acetyl-5-hydroxytryptamine and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid levels. Hydroxytryptophan rhythms appeared slightly shifted from those of the other indoles. Immunoreactive melatonin present in the Harderian glands did not show a significant day-night change during the stages studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Harderian Gland
Indoles
5-Hydroxytryptophan
Estrous Cycle
Mesocricetus
Porphyrins
Acetic Acid
Melatonin
Metabolism
Serotonin
Light
indole
5-hydroxyindole
N-acetylserotonin

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  • Endocrinology

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Indole and porphyrin content of the syrian hamster harderian glands during the proestrous and estrous phases of the estrous cycle. / Menendez-Pelaez, Armando; Buzzell, Gerald R.; Rodriguez, Carmen; Reiter, Russel J.

In: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 38, No. 1, 1991, p. 101-104.

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