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Effects of Melatonin : Basics Studies and Clinical Applications

@inproceedings{Yonei2010EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of Melatonin : Basics Studies and Clinical Applications},
  author={Y. Yonei and A. Hattori and K. Tsutsui and M. Okawa and B. Ishizuka},
  year={2010}
}
Melatonin is a somewhat mysterious substance. In animals, melatonin is secreted from the pineal gland during the night. It acts as a hormone, functioning as a circadian mediator for time information over the course of each day, and is also able to eliminate free radicals (reactive oxygen species). Melatonin also exists in higher plants (edible plants), and is inadvertently obtained from daily meals 1,2). This substance was isolated by chance from the pineal gland, an endocrine organ, and is… Expand
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