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Hydroxyindole-O-Methyl-Transferase Activity: Effect of Sympathetic Nerve Stimulation

Michael J. Brownstein and Alfred Heller
Science
New Series, Vol. 162, No. 3851 (Oct. 18, 1968), pp. 367-368
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1725160
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Abstract

Stimulation of the preganglionic nerve trunk to the superior cervical ganglion causes a reduction in pineal hydroxyindole-O-methyl-transferase levels which is time-dependent. The results provide direct evidence for a role of afferent input in the control of pineal enzymatic activity.

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