Molecular Weight(MW): 232.28
Melatonin is a MT receptor agonist, used as a dietary supplement.
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C: EDU staining of adipocytes treated with MT for 24 h (n=3). D: Flow Cytometry analysis of cell cycle in adipocytes treated with MT for 24 h (n=3).
J Pineal Res, 2016, doi: 10.1111/jpi.12383.. Melatonin purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Melatonin is a MT receptor agonist, used as a dietary supplement.|
Melatonin interacts with the highly toxic hydroxyl radical with a rate constant equivalent to that of other highly efficient hydroxyl radical scavengers. Melatonin reportedly neutralizes hydrogen peroxide, singlet oxygen, peroxynitrite anion, nitric oxide and hypochlorous acid.  Melatonin is believed to scavenge the highly toxic hydroxyl radical, the peroxynitrite anion, and possibly the peroxyl radical. Melatonin reportedly scavenges the superoxide anion radical and it quenches singlet oxygen. Melatonin stimulates mRNA levels for superoxide dismutase and the activities of glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (all of which are antioxidative enzymes), thereby increasing its antioxidative capacity.  Melatonin in cell-free systems has been shown to directly scavenge H2O2, singlet oxygen (1O2) and nitric oxide (NO*), with little or no ability to scavenge the superoxide anion radical (O2*-) in vitro. Melatonin also directly detoxifies the peroxynitrite anion (ONOO-) and/or peroxynitrous acid (ONOOH), or the activated form of this molecule, ONOOH*. Melatonin acts as a direct free radical scavenger with the ability to detoxify both reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species.  Melatonin inhibits cAMP accumulation in most of the cells examined, but the indole effects on other messengers have been often observed only in one type of the cells or tissue, until now. Melatonin also regulates the transcription factors, namely, phosphorylation of cAMP-responsive element binding protein and expression of c-Fos. 
|In vitro||DMSO||47 mg/mL (202.34 mM)|
|Ethanol||47 mg/mL (202.34 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT03043443||Recruiting||Alcohol-Related Disorders||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health||January 25, 2017||--|
|NCT00097474||Completed||Jet Lag Syndrome||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)||November 22, 2004||Phase 2|
|NCT02798367||Not yet recruiting||Insomnia Disorder||Ache Laboratorios Farmaceuticos S.A.||August 2017||Phase 2|Phase 3|
|NCT02963181||Not yet recruiting||Hypotension, Orthostatic|Hypertension|Autonomic Nervous System Diseases||Lawson Health Research Institute||January 2017||Early Phase 1|
|NCT03013790||Recruiting||Delirium|Melatonin||MICE Trial Group||December 2016||Phase 4|
|NCT02993588||Recruiting||In Vitro Fertilization|Poor Ovarian Response||Assiut University||December 2016||Phase 2|Phase 3|
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