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- Ganguly, Surajit, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Cell and tissue research 2002 v.309 no.1 pp. 127-137
- acetylation; functional properties; mammals; melatonin; physiology; pineal body; retina; serotonin
- ... The large daily rhythm in circulating melatonin levels is a highly conserved feature of vertebrate physiology: high values always occur at night. The dynamics of the rhythm are controlled by the next-to-last enzyme in melatonin synthesis (serotonin → N-acetylserotonin → melatonin), arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT), the "melatonin rhythm enzyme". In vertebrate biology, AANAT plays a uniqu ...