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Compound Summary for: CID 896

Melatonin

Also known as: Melatonine, N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, 73-31-4, 5-Methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, Circadin, Melatol, Melovine, Melatonex
Molecular Formula: C13H16N2O2   Molecular Weight: 232.27834   InChIKey: DRLFMBDRBRZALE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.   From: MeSH
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