Chapter 16. Some Effects of Melatonin and the Control of its Secretion in Humans

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. J. Arendt1,
  2. C. Bojkowski1,
  3. S. Folkard2,
  4. C. Franey1,
  5. V. Marks1,
  6. D. Minors3,
  7. J. C. Waterhouse3,
  8. R. A. Wever4,
  9. C. Wildgruber4 and
  10. J. Wright1

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch16

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Arendt, J., Bojkowski, C., Folkard, S., Franey, C., Marks, V., Minors, D., Waterhouse, J. C., Wever, R. A., Wildgruber, C. and Wright, J. (1985) Some Effects of Melatonin and the Control of its Secretion in Humans, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal (eds D. Evered and S. Clark), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biochemistry, Division of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK

  2. 2

    MRC Cognitive & Perceptual Performance Unit, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, Sussex, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Physiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    Max-Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie, 0-8138 Andechs, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272798218

Online ISBN: 9780470720981

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Keywords:

  • melatonin;
  • pineal gland;
  • physiological role;
  • insomnia;
  • circadian variables

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Importance of the pineal and melatonin in human physiology

  • Administration of melatonin to healthy volunteers without environmental control

  • Administration of melatonin to healthy volunteers in environmental isolation

  • Melatonin metabolites

  • Studies on the control of melatonin secretion in humans using a novel assay for a MT6s

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References