Melatonin as a Hormone: New Physiological and Clinical Insights

Volume: 39, Issue: 6, Pages: 990 - 1028
Published: Sep 12, 2018
Abstract
Melatonin is a ubiquitous molecule present in almost every live being from bacteria to humans. In vertebrates, besides being produced in peripheral tissues and acting as an autocrine and paracrine signal, melatonin is centrally synthetized by a neuroendocrine organ, the pineal gland. Independently of the considered species, pineal hormone melatonin is always produced during the night and its production and secretory episode duration are directly...
Paper Details
Title
Melatonin as a Hormone: New Physiological and Clinical Insights
Published Date
Sep 12, 2018
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
990 - 1028
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