Phytomelatonin: a review.

  title={Phytomelatonin: a review.},
  author={S. Paredes and A. Korkmaz and L. Manchester and D. Tan and R. Reiter},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={60 1},
  • S. Paredes, A. Korkmaz, +2 authors R. Reiter
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental botany
  • Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) has been detected in a number of plant species. Indeed, there exists evidence that this classically-considered animal indole is actually both synthesized in and taken up by plants. Among the actions that melatonin may carry out in plant tissues, its role as an antioxidant or growth promoter is most strongly supported by the experimental evidence. Other suggested functional implications include the co-ordination of photoperiodic responses and regulation… CONTINUE READING
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