Melatonin pineal relationships in female golden hamsters

Russel J Reiter, M. K. Vaughan, P. K. Rudeen, G. M. Vaughan, P. J. Waring

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Abstract

Light deprivation by blinding in female hamsters was followed by a regression of the reproductive organs, an elevation of pituitary LH (luteinizing hormone) concentration and a depression of pituitary prolactin levels. Pinealectomy almost completely negated the effects of light deprivation on the neuroendocrine reproductive axis. Weekly subcutaneous implants of a melatonin : beeswax pellet completely prevented the pineal gland from inhibiting reproductive physiology in blinded hamsters. The findings suggest that melatonin is not the pineal antigonadotrophic factor in female golden hamsters. Melatonin implanted hamsters also had higher than normal levels of plasma prolactin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume149
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975

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Mesocricetus
Melatonin
Cricetinae
Prolactin
Light
Pineal Gland
Pituitary Hormones
Physiology
Luteinizing Hormone
Plasmas

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Reiter, R. J., Vaughan, M. K., Rudeen, P. K., Vaughan, G. M., & Waring, P. J. (1975). Melatonin pineal relationships in female golden hamsters. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 149(1), 290-293.

Melatonin pineal relationships in female golden hamsters. / Reiter, Russel J; Vaughan, M. K.; Rudeen, P. K.; Vaughan, G. M.; Waring, P. J.

In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 149, No. 1, 1975, p. 290-293.

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Reiter, RJ, Vaughan, MK, Rudeen, PK, Vaughan, GM & Waring, PJ 1975, 'Melatonin pineal relationships in female golden hamsters', Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, vol. 149, no. 1, pp. 290-293.
Reiter, Russel J ; Vaughan, M. K. ; Rudeen, P. K. ; Vaughan, G. M. ; Waring, P. J. / Melatonin pineal relationships in female golden hamsters. In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. 1975 ; Vol. 149, No. 1. pp. 290-293.
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