Tag Archives: melatonin

Melatonin protects the powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria

Mitochondria have been named the ‘powerhouses of cells’, because they are the main source of ATP, a carrier molecule of chemical energy for versatile use in numerous metabolic reactions. ATP is generated by the electron transport chain

Melatonin’s role preventing steatohepatitis and improving liver transplantation results

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is produced by the pineal gland as well as by many other organs including ovary, testes, bone marrow, gut, placenta, and liver. This molecule is both a biological rhythm regulator and an important component of

Chemical priming: a way to increase plant protection against stress conditions in the field?

Abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought, flooding, heat, cold, freezing, excess light, UV radiation and heavy metal toxicity have a significant impact on plant growth and crop yield worldwide. Climate change continues to exacerbate the detrimental effects

Melatonin reduces blood pressure and tunes up disrupted circadian rhythms in the seniors

The older we get the more likely our circadian rhythms are disrupted. For example, blood pressure not only tends to increase but as well become more irregular. Luckily, as we show here, melatonin helps to ameliorate both

Melatonin and serotonin in psychiatric and brain disorders

Melatonin is well known as a treatment for jet lag, being naturally released by the brain when we close our eyes to go to sleep. However, recent research shows that melatonin is released by many, if not