Melatonin as a hormone in humans: a history.


This article describes the history of melatonin's transformation, in the perception of the biomedical community, from a skin-lightening agent in amphibians to a hormone in mammals, which may also exert important behavioral--and physiological--effects in humans. 


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@article{Wurtman1985MelatoninAA, title={Melatonin as a hormone in humans: a history.}, author={Richard J. Wurtman}, journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine}, year={1985}, volume={58}, pages={547 - 552} }