Melatonin and Growth Hormone

Jim Cheetham cheethj at ROCKVAX.ROCKEFELLER.EDU
Wed Jan 10 10:28:15 EST 1996


Melatonin is normally present in very low concentrations in
blood (pM I think) but with the heroic amounts that people
are taking I would imagine that melatonin could have any
number of effects, possibly not even mediated by the 
melatonin receptor.  In fact, there was a poster at neuroscience
by Len Niles suggesting that at high concentrations, melatonin
has effects on other receptors. 

>In my brief introduction to melatonin, I've heard reports that it
>stimulates growth hormone.  Would this allow for any growth after an
>organism's normal growth period, or simply increase the growth rate
>during this period?
>
>Dan Komaromi
>
>
>___________________________
>Email: komaromi at ucla.edu
>Phone: (310) 312-0570
>10969 Rochester Avenue #202
>Westwood, CA 90024
>___________________________
>President, UCLA Neuroscience Undergraduate Society
>http://www.mednet.ucla.edu/dept/bri/NUS/welcome.htm
>Newsgroup: ucla.org.neurosci.undergrad.society
>
>
>
>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| James J. Cheetham           | Tel: (212)327-8789                     |
| Laboratory of Molecular and | Fax: (212)327-7888                     |
| Cellular Neuroscience       | Email: cheethj at rockvax.rockefeller.edu | 
| The Rockefeller University  |                                        |
| 1230 York Avenue            |                                        |
| New York, NY 10021          |                                        |
| USA                         |                                        |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





More information about the Neur-sci mailing list