Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

Yukie Yoshida

Yukie Yoshida
Tsuruoka Municipal Hospital,
Izumi-machi 4-20, Tsuruoka city, Yamagata

  • Research Article
    Melatonin Receptor MT1 is Expressed in Mouse Skin and In vitro Melatonin Treatment Enhances Whisker Growth
    Author(s): Yukie YoshidaYukie Yoshida

    Melatonin is an amine derivative produced in the pineal body and retina, and is present in all vertebrates. Melatonin production and secretion are regulated by sunlight sensed by the eyes and control circadian rhythms. It mediates its effects through the melatonin receptors MT1 and MT2, expressed in the central nervous system and retina. Recent studies describing the expression of melatonin in mouse skin, binding to epidermal cells and epithelial hair follicles, and positive melatonin receptor antibody staining in human epidermis suggest the presence of melatonin receptors in the skin. However, the exact localization of melatonin receptor expression in the epidermal tissue and hair follicles is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the precise location of MT1 in mouse skin, hair and whiskers, and to study the growth effects of melatonin on mouse whiskers in vitro. M.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000189

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