Melatonin role in the mitochondrial function.

  title={Melatonin role in the mitochondrial function.},
  author={Dar{\'i}o Acu{\~n}a-Castroviejo and Germaine Escames and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Men{\'e}ndez Rodr{\'i}guez and Luis A. Lopez},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Melatonin is an ancient molecule present in unicellular organisms at the very early moment of life. Initially identified as a secretory product of the pineal gland in mammals and in other species, it was considered a hormone related to reproduction. The evidence that melatonin is produced in many organs and tissues of the body, reaching concentrations higher than in the blood, support the multiplicity of the melatonin actions. The best-known actions of melatonin, currently supported by… CONTINUE READING
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