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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Slawik, Helen; Stoffel, Michael; Riedl, Lina; Veselý, Zdenko; Behr, Michael; Lehmberg, Jens; Pohl, Corina; Meyer, Bernhard; Wiegand, Michael; Krieg, Sandro M 
Title:
Prospective Study on Salivary Evening Melatonin and Sleep before and after Pinealectomy in Humans. 
Abstract:
Melatonin is secreted systemically from the pineal gland maximally at night but is also produced locally in many tissues. Its chronobiological function is mainly exerted by pineal melatonin. It is a feedback regulator of the main circadian pacemaker in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nuclei and of many peripheral oscillators. Although exogenous melatonin is approved for circadian rhythm sleep disorders and old-age insomnia, research on endogenous melatonin in humans is hindered by the great int...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Biol Rhythms 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
31 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
82-93 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
0748-7304 
TUM Institution:
Neurochirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik