Three melatonin receptor subtypes, MTNR1A (alias MT1, Mel1a), MTNR1B (alias MT2, Mel1b), and MTNR1C (alias Mel1c
), which belong to the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors , have been cloned in birds [5,6].
Reciprocal interaction between melatonin receptors (Mel1a, Mel1b, and Mel1c
) and androgen receptor (AR) expression in immunoregulation of a seasonally breeding bird, Perdicula asiatica: Role of photoperiod.
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Stimulation with green LED light during incubation also increases the chick embryo liver weight accompanied by a high level of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression and an enhanced antioxidant activity of the liver, which is mediated by melatonin levels and melatonin receptor 1c (Mel1c
) expression (Wang et al., 2014).