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Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 275–276 | Cite as

The effect of castration, testosterone and estradiol on14C-serotonin metabolism by organ cultures of male rat pineal glands

  • S. Daya
  • B. Potgieter
Article

Summary

The pineal gland of the male rat does not appear to rely on prior conversion of testosterone to estradiol for the stimulant effect of testosterone on pineal melatonin and 5-methoxytryptophol synthesis.

Key words

Rat pineal gland pineal gland rat estradiol testosterone methoxyindoles hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase castration serotonin metabolism 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Daya
    • 1
  • B. Potgieter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsMedical University of Southern AfricaMedunsa(Republic of South Africa)
  2. 2.School of Pharmaceutical SciencesRhodes UniversityGrahamstown(Republic of South Africa)

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