Lilian C Souza

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Melatonin is the pineal hormone that acts via a pertussis toxin-sensitive G-protein to inhibit adenylate cyclase. However, the intracellular signalling effects of melatonin are not completely understood. Melatonin receptors are mainly present in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and pars tuberalis of both humans and rats. The SCN directly controls, amongst(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the acute effects of single low doses of melatonin given to healthy volunteers in the evening. Six healthy male volunteers (age range 22-24 years) participated in this study, after signing an informed consent form. They received in a double-blind fashion placebo or 0.3 or 1.0 mg melatonin at three fixed times: 18:00,(More)
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