Cat. No. 3550
Chemical Name: N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine
Biological ActivityEndogenous 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.
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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet
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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Keywords: Melatonin, supplier, Endogenous, hormone, agonists, MT1, MT2, Receptors, Melatonin, circadian, rhythms
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