Melatonin and the Immune System
kmldorf at utdallas.edu
Sun Nov 19 10:48:35 EST 1995
Jo Robinson (jor at teleport.com) wrote:
: Apart from melatonin's antioxidant prowess, another possible
: explanation for melatonin's proven anti-aging properties in rodents is
: its complex interaction with the immune system.
My understanding is that anti-ageing properties of melatonin have only been
proven in nocturnal animals (such as mice and rats), which are active
when their melatonin levels are highest. Am I correct? If so, do you
know whether any experiments are underway to test the possible anti-aging
effects of melatonin on any diurnal animals?
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