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      Melatonin Inhibition of Pineal Enzymes in Coturnix Quail

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          The activities of the melatonin-forming enzymes hydroxyindole-O-methyl transferase (HIOMT) and N-acetyl transferase (NAT) were determined in pineals of mature female Coturnix quail receiving implants of melatonin (10 µg, 1 µg, 0.1 µg) weekly for 4 weeks. Both HIOMT and NAT were significantly decreased by implants of 10 and 1 µg melatonin compared to vehicle and intact controls. Oviductal weights tended to be higher with increasing quantities of melatonin. These results suggest that melatonin exerts a feedback inhibition upon its synthesizing enzymes which may be of particular importance during the rapid sexual maturation of this species.

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          Journal
          NEN
          Neuroendocrinology
          10.1159/issn.0028-3835
          Neuroendocrinology
          S. Karger AG
          0028-3835
          1423-0194
          1975
          1975
          20 March 2008
          : 19
          : 2
          : 177-184
          Affiliations
          The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, and, Department of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, The University of Texas Medical, School at Houston, Houston, Tex.
          Article
          122438 Neuroendocrinology 1975;19:177–184
          10.1159/000122438
          1219506
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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