Control of the Circadian Rhythm in Serotonin Content of the Rat Pineal Gland
In this article, Axelrod and several members of his laboratory reported their findings on circadian rhythms and the results
of a series of experiments on the pineal glands of rats. The researchers found that the circadian rhythm was synchronized
by exposure to light, but otherwise operated independent of it. However, exposure to constant light, or blinding the rats
altogether, significantly altered their circadian rhythms.
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Snyder, Solomon H.
Fischer, Josef E.
Periodical: Snyder, Solomon H., Mark Zweig, Julius Axelrod, and Josef E. Fischer. "Control of the Circadian Rhythm in Serotonin Content
of the Rat Pineal Gland." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 53, (1965):
301-305. Article. 5 Images.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Reproduced with permission of Julius Axelrod.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
The Pineal Gland and the "Melatonin Hypothesis," 1959-1974