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Plasma melatonin exhibits a diurnal secretion in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus): relationship to the rest-activity cycle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2116518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The secretion of plasma melatonin exhibits a diurnal variation in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus jacchus) (n = 12) with mean values of 125.8 fmol/ml during darkness and below assay sensitivity (mean 70.5 fmol/ml) during the light period. Both melatonin secretion and the rest activity cycle appeared to be phase advanced with relation to the light dark cycle which is consistent with an endogenous circadian period (tau) of less than 24 h in this species.
Authors:
M V Guerin; C D Matthews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pineal research     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0742-3098     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pineal Res.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-11     Completed Date:  1990-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504412     Medline TA:  J Pineal Res     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide, Woodville.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activity Cycles / physiology*
Animals
Callitrichinae
Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
Female
Lighting
Male
Melatonin / secretion*
Radioimmunoassay
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
73-31-4/Melatonin

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