Melatonin: Biological Basis of its Function in Health and Disease

Forsideomslag
CRC Press, 15. dec. 2005 - 283 sider
This book presents the basic concepts of melatonin action at a cellular level to immediate applications in clinical medicine. It examines how the perception of melatonin's physiological role has developed in the last decades with a special focus on sleep and melatonin's effects.
 

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Indhold

1 Mechanisms Underlying Seasonal Regulation of Melatonin Synthesis in Rodents
1
Protective Effects of Melatonin
12
3 Melatonin and the Thyroid Gland
26
4 The Role of Melatonin in the Development of Scoliosis
35
5 Effect of Melatonin on Life Span and Longevity
45
6 Cardiovascular Effects of Melatonin
60
Evaluation of the Role of Melatonin
71
8 Expression and Signal Transduction Pathways of Melatonin Receptors in the Pituitary
88
15 The Effect of Different Wavelengths of Light in Changing the Phase of the Melatonin Circadian Rhythm
170
16 Clinical Utility of the Antioxidant Melatonin in the Newborn
184
17 Diurnal 5HT Production and Melatonin Formation
193
18 Melatonin and Mitochondrial Respiration
196
19 Melatonin Use As a BoneProtecting Substance
209
20 Melatonin Light and Migraine
214
21 Melatonin in Protection against Oxidative Damage Caused by Potential Carcinogens
220
22 Influence of Melatonin on the Health and Diseases of the Retina
232

A New Perspective
106
10 The Role of Melatonin in Human Aging and AgeRelated Diseases
118
11 Role of Endogenous and Exogenous Melatonin in Inflammation
127
A Novel Mode of Regulating Androgen Sensitivity
138
Location and Role in Pathological Processes
148
14 Sleep and Melatonin in Diurnal Species
162
23 Melatonin Synchronizes Cell Physiology through Cytoskeletal Rearrangements
243
24 Melatonin in Winter Depression
253
A Melatonin Onset Disorder
263
26 Melatonin as an Antidepressant for Treatment of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome with Comorbid Depression
273
Index
279
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