Harderian Gland Peptides

  • Susan M. Webb
  • Manuel Puig-Domingo
  • Mercè Viader
  • Eugenia Mato
  • Miguel-Angel Peinado

Abstract

The description of various peptides in the Harderian glands of different rodents, the rabbit, the cat, and the chicken is recent, dating back only to the early 1980s. Since then, 11 different peptides have been reported in this gland and various hypotheses have been advanced for their function. However, their physiological role in this gland has not yet been defined. This chapter reviews the available information on these peptide substances (Table 1).

Keywords

Retina Testosterone Melatonin Catecholamine Porphyrin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan M. Webb
    • 1
  • Manuel Puig-Domingo
    • 1
  • Mercè Viader
    • 1
  • Eugenia Mato
    • 1
  • Miguel-Angel Peinado
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Experimental Endocrinology, Dept. of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauAutonomous UniversityBarcelonaSpain

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