Melatonin inhibition of pineal antigonadotrophic activity in male rats

A. F. Banks, R. J. Reiter

Producción científica: Articlerevisión exhaustiva

5 Citas (Scopus)


The influence of subcutaneous implants of melatonin on reproductive organ growth in neonatally testosterone propionate-(TP)-treatcd, blinded rats was investigated. The testes and accessory sex organs of rats that were TP-treated and blinded grew significantly slower than those of intact control rats. Either treatment of animals with melatonin or pinealectomy partially restored growth of the reproductive organs. In that the effects of melatonin treatment were similar to those of pinealectomy in this experiment model, it is speculated that melatonin may not be the principal pineal antigonadotrophic substance in the male rat.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)351-356
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónHormone Research in Paediatrics
EstadoPublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Melatonin inhibition of pineal antigonadotrophic activity in male rats'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto