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Melatonin - CAS 73-31-4 - Calbiochem

A hormone that has been postulated as the mediator of photo-induced anti-gonadotropic activity in photoperiodic mammals.

Synonym(s):
Melatonin - CAS 73-31-4 - Calbiochem, N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, 5-Methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C13H16N2O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
232.28
MDL number:

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (HPLC)

form

powder

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze
protect from light

color

white to slightly yellow

solubility

methanol: 50 mg/mL

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

InChI

1S/C13H16N2O2/c1-9(16)14-6-5-10-8-15-13-4-3-11(17-2)7-12(10)13/h3-4,7-8,15H,5-6H2,1-2H3,(H,14,16)

InChI key

DRLFMBDRBRZALE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

General description

A hormone that has been postulated as being a mediator of photic-induced anti-gonadotropic activity in photoperiodic mammals. Counteracts the apoptotic effects of etoposide in bone marrow cells. Melatonin receptors are coupled to a G-protein system. Inhibits rat cerebellar nitric oxide synthase (NOS).
A hormone that has been postulated as the mediator of photo-induced anti-gonadotropic activity in photoperiodic mammals. Counteracts the apoptotic effects of etoposide in bone marrow cells. Melatonin receptors are coupled to a G-protein system. Exhibits antioxidant properties. Has neuroprotective effects against Aβ peptides. Inhibits rat cerebellar nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Also acts as a peroxynitrite scavenger.

Packaging

1 g in Plastic ampoule

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cell permeable: no
Primary Target
rat NOS
Product does not compete with ATP.
Reversible: no

Warning

Toxicity: Standard Handling (A)

Reconstitution

Following reconstiution, aliquot and freeze (-20°C). Stock solutions are stable for up to 3 months at -20°C.

Other Notes

Pappolla, M.A., et al. 2002. J. Pineal Res.32, 135.
Reiter, R.J., and Tan, D.X. 2002. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci.957, 341.
Cuzzocrea, S., et al. 1998. J. Pineal Res. 25, 24.
Maestroni, G.J., et al. 1994. Cancer Res. 54, 2429.
Pozo, D., et al. 1994. Life Sciences55, PL455.

Legal Information

CALBIOCHEM is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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