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Melatonin

Cat. No. 3550

Melatonin C13H16N2O2 [73-31-4]

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Chemical Name: N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine

Biological Activity

Endogenous hormone that acts as an agonist at melatonin receptors MT1 and MT2. Exhibits a prominent role in the control of circadian rhythm, displays immunomodulatory activity and acts as a powerful antioxidant in vivo.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
232.28
Formula:
C13H16N2O2
Solubility:
Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at -20°C
CAS No:
73-31-4

The technical data provided above is for guidance only.
For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

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References

Bubenik (2008) Thirty four years since the discovery of gastrointestinal melatonin. J.Physiol.Pharmacol. 59 33. PMID: 18812627.

Fischer et al (2008) Melatonin as a major skin protectant: from free radical scavenging to DNA damage repair. Exp.Dermatol. 17 713. PMID: 18643846.

Cardinali et al (2009) Melatonin and melatonergic drugs on sleep: possible mechanisms of action. Int.J.Neurosci. 119 821. PMID: 19326288.

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