Chapter 5. Melatonin and the Brain in Photoperiodic Mammals

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. M. H. Hastings,
  2. J. Herbert,
  3. N. D. Martensz and
  4. A. C. Roberts

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch5

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Hastings, M. H., Herbert, J., Martensz, N. D. and Roberts, A. C. (1985) Melatonin and the Brain in Photoperiodic Mammals, 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.ch5

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, Department of Anatomy, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DY, UK

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;
  • reproductive cycle;
  • photoperiodic species;
  • pineal gland;
  • endocrine signal

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Signal from the Pineal

  • Distinguishing Neural Pathways Regulating Circadian Rhythms from those Regulating photoperiodic Rhythms

  • Neurons Detecting Melatonin

  • α-Endorphin-Containing Neural Systems and the Pineal

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References