Daily melatonin injections inhibit short-day-induced testicular regression in hamsters

F. W. Turek*, P. Pappas

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Abstract

Daily injections of melatonin were found to retard testicular regression in hamsters exposed to LD 10:14, if the injections occurred in the morning (i.e., 0.5 h after lights on), but not if they occurred in the afternoon (i.e., 6 h after lights on). These results indicate that appropriately timed injections of melatonin can at least partially block the inhibitory effects of short days on gonadal activity in the photoperiodic hamster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1426-1427
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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