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Melatonin

From Molecules to Therapy

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Hardback

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Melatonin is a neurohormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland, from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light, suggesting the involvement of melatonin in circadian rhythm and regulation of diverse body functions. Levels of melatonin start to increase prior to bedtime. Synthetic melatonin supplements have been used for a variety of medical conditions, most notably for disorders related to sleep. Melatonin possesses antioxidant activity, and many of its proposed therapeutic or preventive uses are based on this property. This book presents a full spectrum of research on melatonin and is destined to become an essential reference for anyone interested in melatonin.
Release date Australia
November 5th, 2007
Contributors
Edited by Daniel P Cardinali Edited by S.R. Pandi-Perumal
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables & charts
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
906
Dimensions
260x180x61
ISBN-13
9781600211218
Product ID
1932813

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