JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.20, no.2, pp.294-303, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
darkness, gastrointestinal inflammation, glutathione, malonaldialdehyde, melatonin, INDUCED COLITIS, PINEAL-GLAND, MELATONIN, ANTIOXIDANT, MODULATION, RHYTHMS, STRESS, CANCER, TRACT
Background and Aim: Melatonin is a hormone involved in the transduction of photoperiodic information, and appears to modulate a variety of neural and endocrine functions. The present study was designed to determine the impact of continuous darkness (CD) on acute gastric and colonic inflammation and the involvement of melatonin receptors in the darkness-related alterations in oxidant gut injury.