Kate A Hough

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Melatonin (5-methoxy N-acetyltryptamine) is a hormone synthesized and released from the pineal gland at night, which acts on specific high affinity G-protein coupled receptors to regulate various aspects of physiology and behaviour, including circadian and seasonal responses, and some retinal, cardiovascular and immunological functions. In amphibians, such(More)
A series of new N-acyl 8,9-dihydro-4-methoxy-7H-2-benzo[de]quinolinalkanamines have been prepared and tested for their ability to activate pigment granule aggregation in Xenopus laevis melanophores and bind to the recombinant human MT(1) and MT(2) melatonin receptor subtypes expressed in NIH 3T3 cells. Compounds with a single methylene spacer in the side(More)
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