The Pineal Organ, Its Hormone Melatonin, and the Photoneuroendocrine System by Werner KorfThe Pineal Organ, Its Hormone Melatonin, and the Photoneuroendocrine System by Werner Korf

The Pineal Organ, Its Hormone Melatonin, and the Photoneuroendocrine System

byWerner Korf, Christof Schomerus, Jörg H. Stehle

Paperback | May 20, 1998

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Provides comprehensive, updated information on the structure, and cell and molecular biology of the vertebrate pineal organ, which is the source of the "timing hormone" melatonin.
Title:The Pineal Organ, Its Hormone Melatonin, and the Photoneuroendocrine SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:May 20, 1998Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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ISBN - 10:3540641351

ISBN - 13:9783540641353

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Table of Contents

Introduction.-Phylogenetic Development and Gross Anatomy of the Pineal Complex.-Pineal Cell Biology and Innervation.-General Aspects.-Cell Biology of True Pineal Photoreceptors, Modified Pineal Photoreceptors and Pinealocytes of the Mammalian Type.-Central Innervation of the Pineal Organ.-Sypathetic (Noradrenergic) Innervation of the Pineal.-Parasympathetic Innervation of the Pineal Organ.-Receptor Mechanisms and Second Messenger Systems Involved in the Regulation of the Melatonin Biosynthesis.-General Aspects.-Anamniotes.-Birds.-Mammals.-Pineal Transcription Factors and Their Possible Roles for the Regulation of the Melatonin Biosynthesis.-Action, Targets and Receptors of Melatonin.-Summary.-References