The Pineal Gland and Its Hormones Fundamentals and Clinical Perspectives

This volume contains the written contributions to the proceedings of a workshop related to the pineal gland and its hormones, which was held in Erice, Italy, on June 7 -June 13, 1994. This series of workshops, which began in 1982 and which have been held at four-year intervals since that time, has p...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Fraschini, Franco (Editor), Reiter, Russel J. (Editor), Stankov, Bojidar (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1995, 1995
Edition:1st ed. 1995
Series:Nato Science Series A:, Life Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Distribution and physiological significance
  • Localization and physiological role of melatonin receptors in the visual and circadian systems
  • Melatonin receptors in brain and peripheral arteries
  • Melatonin receptors in model systems
  • Melatonin in the Circadian System
  • The role of the circadian system in photoperiodic time measurement in mammals
  • Melatonin and the vertebrate circadian system: Pharmacological effects
  • Chronobiological activity of melatonin: Mediation by gabaergic mechanisms
  • Melatonin Analogs
  • New molecules active at the melatonin receptor level