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A1824 Sigma

N-Acetyl-5-hydroxytryptamine

≥99% (TLC), powder

Synonym: N-Acetylserotonin, Normelatonin

Properties

Related Categories A-AM, Bioactive Small Molecules, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience,
assay   ≥99% (TLC)
form   powder
color   white
mp   120-122 °C(lit.)
solubility   ethanol: soluble50 mg/mL
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   human ... MTNR1A(4543), MTNR1B(4544)

Description

Packaging

1 g in poly bottle

100, 250 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Immediate precursor of melatonin. It is formed from serotonin and acetyl-CoA in a reaction catalyzed by serotonin N-acetyl transferase, the rate-limiting enzyme in melatonin biosynthesis. This indoleamine is a weak agonist at melatonin receptors, and has moderate effects on G-protein stimulation and inhibition of cAMP accumulation.

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