Association Between Melatonin and Neuroimmune Diseases

  • Murat Terzi
  • Mehmet Emin Onger
  • Aysin Pınar Turkmen
  • Sefa Ersan Kaya
  • Arife Ahsen Kaplan
  • Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak
  • Suleyman Kaplan


Pineal gland has been defined by Herophilus in the third century BC in 1958. Pineal gland is located in the central part of the brain at the roof of the third ventricle. It is surrounded by the pia mater. Despite its tiny size in proportion to the body, pineal gland is exposed to a high volume of blood flow. Pineal gland consists of pinealocytes and glial cells (Fig. 11.1).


Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Pineal Gland Melatonin Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murat Terzi
    • 1
  • Mehmet Emin Onger
    • 2
  • Aysin Pınar Turkmen
    • 2
  • Sefa Ersan Kaya
    • 2
  • Arife Ahsen Kaplan
    • 2
  • Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak
    • 2
  • Suleyman Kaplan
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology, Medical FacultyOndokuz Mayıs UniversitySamsunTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical School, Medical FacultyOndokuz Mayıs UniversitySamsunTurkey

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