About-daily (Circadian) and about-weekly (Circaseptan) patterns of human salivary melatonin

M. Herold, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume, M. J. Rawson, G. S. Katinas, C. Alinder, C. Bratteli, D. Gubin, F. Halberg

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Circadian rhythms in circulating, urinary, salivary, pineal, pituitary and hypothalamic melatonin have been mapped. About weekly (circaseptan) rhythms, mapped previously in several other species, are demonstrated herein for human saliva, in individuals of widely differing ages. Whether or not the now demonstrated decrease with age in the circadian amplitude of human adult's is accompanied by an increase in the circaseptan amplitude, as it is the case for blood pressure, remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Anti-Aging Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


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