A review of the multifunctional hormone melatonin and a new hypothesis involving osmoregulation

A review of the multifunctional hormone melatonin and a new hypothesis involving osmoregulation The pineal hormone melatonin is a potentregulator of seasonal and circadian rhythms invertebrates, among them fish. Melatoninsynthesis shows a diurnal rhythm with higherlevels at night. In recent years, the pinealgland and its major product gained a number ofattributes suggesting their role in integrationof various neural and endocrine functions. Besides the well-established physiologicaleffects mediated via high-affinity cellmembrane receptors belonging to the superfamilyof G-protein – coupled receptors, melatoninreveals direct intracellular actions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

A review of the multifunctional hormone melatonin and a new hypothesis involving osmoregulation

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Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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