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Melatonin concentrations in the sudden infant death syndrome
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0379-0738(90)90234-P
Author and Affiliation:
Sturner, W. Q.(Office of State Medical Examiners, Brown Univ.)
Lynch, H. J.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Deng, M. H.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Gleason, R. E.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Wurtman, R. J.(MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Abstract: The melatonin levels in various body fluids of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) infants are compared with those of infants of comparable age who died of other causes to examine a possible relationship between pineal function and SIDS. After adjusting for age differences, cerebrospinal fluid melatonin levels are found to be significantly lower in the SIDS infants. It is suggested that diminished melatonin production may be characteristic of SIDS and could represent an impairment in the maturation of physiologic circadian organization.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1990
Document ID:
19930049033
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A33030
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Forensic Science International (ISSN 0379-0738); p. 171-180.
Publisher Information: Ireland
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CEREBROSPINAL FLUID; CHILDREN; CONCENTRATION (COMPOSITION); DEATH; HORMONES; PINEAL GLAND; BLOOD; CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS; NEUROPHYSIOLOGY; RADIOIMMUNOASSAY; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Imprint And Other Notes: Forensic Science International vol. 45 p. 171-180. 1990
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by NASA
Availability Source: Other Sources
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