Pineal melatonin content in photoperiodically responsive and non-responsive phenotypes of deer mice

James L. Blank, Nelson J. Randy, Mary K. Vaughan, Russel J. Reiter

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Abstract

1. 1. The pineal melatonin content of photoperiod responsive and photoperiod non-responsive male deer mice was assessed. 2. 2. Pineal melatonin content did not differ between short-day mice with regressed testes or those that maintained their reproductive systems. 3. 3. These data suggest that differential phasing of melatonin release or post-pineal mechanisms are responsible for the differential responsiveness to day length among deer mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physiology

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