Vol. 22 (4) 2001 Neuro endocrinology letters

Influence of pinealectomy and long-term melatonin administration on GH-IGF-I axis function in male rats.

BACKGROUND: A relationship between circadian GH-IGF-I axis activity and pineal gland function in rats is not sufficiently elucidated, particularly in the aspect of melatonin (MEL) participation with relation to a possible mechanism of these dependencies.

OBJECTIVE: Influence of pinealectomy and long-term MEL admi.....