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M5250 Sigma

Melatonin

powder, ≥98% (TLC)

Synonym: N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine

Description

Caution

Solutions are light sensitive and subject to oxidation.

Packaging

1, 5, 10 g in glass bottle

250 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hormone; mediates photoperiodicity in mammals; inhibits cerebellar nitric oxide synthetase; peroxynitrite scavenger. Melatonin has complex effects on apoptotic pathways, inhibiting apoptosis in immune cells and neurons but enhancing apoptotic cell death of cancer cells. Inhibits proliferation/metastasis of breast cancer cells by inhibiting estrogen receptor action.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. M5250.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

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