Step by Step Experimental Pinealectomy Techniques in Animals for Researchers


Mehmet Turgut, MD, PhD (Editor)
Department of Neurosurgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

This book contains a varied collection of chapters covering pinealectomy techniques used in current neuroscience research from over 19 internationally recognized scientists. In a total of 8 chapters, this book presents general information in pinealectomy covering topics from anatomy and histology of the pineal gland in animals to the melatonin system and different surgical techniques. This book forms an essential reference for anyone working in neuroscience, from beginner students to experienced researchers since basic information on different pinealectomy procedures used in animal models can be extremely hard to find. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Gross Anatomy of the Pineal Complex in Animals
(Bogdan Lewczuk and Barbara Przybylska-Gornowicz, Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland)
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Chapter 2. Development and Histology of the Pineal Gland in Animals
(Mehtap Güney, Ebru Ayrancý and Süleyman Kaplan, Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayýs University, Samsun, Turkey)

Chapter 3. Different Pinealectomy Techniques in Animals
(Mehmet Turgut, Department of Neurosurgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydýn, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Surgical Pinealectomy in Birds
(Roland Brandstaetter, School of Biosciences, LES College, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 5. Surgical Pinealectomy in Rats
(Carla Cristina Maganhin, Ricardo Santos Simões, Manuel de Jesus Simões, Luiz Fernando Portugal Fuchs, Edmund C. Baracat and Jose Maria Soares Jr., Disciplina de Ginecologia do Departamento de Obstetrícia e Ginecologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Surgical Pinealectomy in Hamsters
(Alper Karakas, Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey)

Chapter 7. Surgical Pinealectomy in Ewes
(Juliette Cognié and Martine Migaud, INRA, UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, Nouzilly, France)

Chapter 8. Superior Cervical Ganglionectomy in Rodents
(Horacio E. Romeo, Luis E. Savastano and Daniel P. Cardinali, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, CABA, Argentina, and others)


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