melatonin biosynthetic process

Known as: melatonin synthesis, melatonin formation, melatonin anabolism 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine). [GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732]
National Institutes of Health

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1968-2017
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2012
2012
The role of the pineal gland is to translate the rhythmic cycles of night and day encoded by the retina into hormonal signals… (More)
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2008
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2008
Melatonin is produced in the dark by the pineal gland and is a key regulator of circadian and seasonal rhythms. A low melatonin… (More)
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2007
2007
Melatonin production is not restricted to the pineal gland. Several extrapineal sources of this indole such as retina, Harderian… (More)
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2005
2005
Circadian melatonin production in the pineal gland and retina is under the control of serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT) and… (More)
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2005
2005
Periodic organization represents the basis for temporal orientation corresponding to environmental changes in illumination. The… (More)
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2004
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2004
It has been historically assumed that the pineal gland is the major source of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) in… (More)
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2003
2003
The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) controls the circadian rhythm of melatonin synthesis in the mammalian pineal gland by a… (More)
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2001
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2001
Besides the pineal gland, melatonin is reported to be produced in a number of extrapineal sites, where it could act as an… (More)
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1998
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1998
Melatonin is synthesized rhythmically under control of circadian oscillators by the retinas of non-mammalian vertebrates. Here we… (More)
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1994
1994
The mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) controls a wide variety of circadian behavioral and physiological processes. The… (More)
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