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Luciana A. Campos, Jose Cipolla-Neto and Lisete C. Michelini Melatonin modulates baroreflex control via area postrema Brain and Behavior 3

Version of Record online: 17 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/brb3.123

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We aimed at studying the effects of melatonin on baroreflex sensitivity and the role of area postrema, as a component modulator of baroreflex arch. Melatonin produced a downward shift of baroreceptor reflex control, which was abolished in the area postrema-ablated group. We conclude that melatonin can modulate baroreceptor reflex via melatonin receptors in the area postrema.

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