2-[125I]-iodomelatonin binding sites in the gonads


Grant Data
Project Title
2-[125I]-iodomelatonin binding sites in the gonads
Principal Investigator
Professor Pang, Shiu Fun   (Principal investigator)
Start Date
1992-07-01
Amount
25000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Lee Wing Tat Fund
Funding Year
1992/1993
Status
Completed
Objectives
To investigate the 2-[125I]-iodomelatonin binding sites in the gonads: the establishment of 2-[125I]-iodomelatonin binding sites in the gonads would provide important insight into the site and mechanisms of pineal melatonin action. In addition, melatonin is a hormone and is safe for pharmacological usage. Direct action of pineal melatonin on the gonads would also imply the possibility of the use of melatonin and its analoges for population control and/or increase in farm production in the future.