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.
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 232.28. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|0.5 mM||8.61 mL||43.05 mL||86.1 mL|
|2.5 mM||1.72 mL||8.61 mL||17.22 mL|
|5 mM||0.86 mL||4.31 mL||8.61 mL|
|25 mM||0.17 mL||0.86 mL||1.72 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
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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5 Citations for Melatonin
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Melatonin include:
Hou et al (2017) Homeostatic Plasticity Mediated by Rod-Cone Gap Junction Coupling in Retinal Degenerative Dystrophic RCS Rats. Front Cell Neurosci 11 98 PMID: 28473754
Chen et al (2014) Antinociceptive effects of novel melatonin receptor agonists in mouse models of abdominal pain. Toxicol Sci 20 1298 PMID: 24574803
Giordano et al (2008) Neurotoxicity of a polybrominated diphenyl ether mixture (DE-71) in mouse neurons and astrocytes is modulated by intracellular glutathione levels. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 232 161 PMID: 18656495
Huang et al (2010) Comparative cytotoxicity and intracellular accumulation of five polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners in mouse cerebellar granule neurons. Nature 114 124 PMID: 19969594
Costa et al (2015) The brominated flame retardant BDE-47 causes oxidative stress and apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo in mice. Neurotoxicology 48 68 PMID: 25797475
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