FYI: Re: Melatonin information needed (fwd)

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 19:14:24 +0100 (MET)

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Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 18:29:55 -0400
From: John Watson <>
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Subject: Re: Melatonin information needed

> can anybody out there give me any good reference or tell me which are the
> effects of melatonin on the nervous system and the further ones on the whole
> body?

You might try:

Morgan P.J., Barrett P., Howell H.E., and Helliwell R. (1994). Melatonin
receptors :localization, molecular pharmacology, and physiological significance.
Neurochem. Int. 24, 101-146.

There is an accompanying critique by David Sugden:

Sugden D. (1994). Melatonin: Binding site characteristics and biochemical and
cellular responses. Neurochem. Int. 24, 147-157.

John Watson
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."