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Melatonin

Known as: N-[2-(5-methoxyindol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide, MIH, Melatonin [Chemical/Ingredient] 
A hormone involved in sleep regulatory activity, and a tryptophan-derived neurotransmitter, which inhibits the synthesis and secretion of other… Expand
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Review
2011
Review
2011
Melatonin, the neurohormone of the pineal gland, is also produced by various other tissues and cells. It acts via G protein… Expand
Review
2006
Review
2006
Melatonin is a ubiquitous molecule and widely distributed in nature, with functional activity occurring in unicellular organisms… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Melatonin is a methoxyindole synthesized and secreted principally by the pineal gland at night under normal environmental… Expand
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Review
2004
Review
2004
Abstract: Antioxidant enzymes form the first line of defense against free radicals in organisms. Their regulation depends mainly… Expand
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The photopigment in the human eye that transduces light for circadian and neuroendocrine regulation, is unknown. The aim of this… Expand
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Review
1997
Review
1997
  • A. Brzezinski
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1997
  • Corpus ID: 40958871
Three centuries ago, the French philosopher Rene Descartes described the pineal gland as “the seat of the soul,” but it was not… Expand
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Foreword. Melatonin and the mammalian pineal gland. Structure of the pineal gland. Biochemistry of the pineal. Light-dark control… Expand
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
We have compared the peroxyl radical scavenger ability to melatonin with that of vitamin E, vitamin C and reduced glutathione… Expand
Review
1991
Review
1991
  • R. Reiter
  • Endocrine reviews
  • 1991
  • Corpus ID: 3219721
I. Introduction UNTIL 35 yr ago, most scientists did not take research on the pineal gland seriously. The decade beginning in… Expand
Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
Bright artificial light suppressed nocturnal secretion of melatonin in six normal human subjects. Room light of less intensity… Expand