Arylamine N-acetyltransferase and arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase in the mammalian pineal gland.

Abstract

Amine N-acetylation in the pineal gland is of special importance because it is the first step in the synthesis of melatonin from serotonin. In the present study the N-acetylation of arylamines and arylalkylamines by homogenates of rat and sheep pineal glands was investigated. The arylamines studied were p-phenetidine and aniline; the arylalkylamines studied… (More)

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