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|Alternate Names||N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine; N-[2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide|
|Base Catalog Number||102254|
|Beilstein Registry Number||205542|
|Biochemical Physiological 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.|
|Melting Point||117 °C|
|Molecular Weight||232.283 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|
|Usage Statement||Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.|
|UV Visible Absorbance||λmax (methanol) 222 - 225, 276 - 279 nm|
|Vapor Pressure||1.4X10-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C (est)|