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Mela
Overview
Name
Melatonin
Synonyms
; MEL ; MLT ; Mela ; Melatonin ; N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine ; Pineal Hormone
ChEBI ID
IUPHAR ID
PubChem ID
CAS Registry ID
73-31-4
Jmol
Not available
Description
Melatonin is a hormonal derivative of the amino acid tryptophan that is produced in the pineal gland and secreted in close association with the diurnal light/dark cycle It has been identified as a ligand for RAR-related orphan receptor-RORα (RORα), a member of the ROR subfamily of the nuclear receptor superfamily of transcription factors.
Pathways
Pharmacogenomics
Nuclear Receptors
Datasets
Pharmacology
Carriers
Enzymes
Targets
Transporters
Literature