Melatonin receptors

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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Melatonin receptors (nomenclature as agreed by the NC-IUPHAR Subcommittee on Melatonin Receptors [6]) are activated by the endogenous ligands melatonin and N-acetylserotonin.


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Database page citation:

Ralf Jockers, Philippe Delagrange, Margarita L. Dubocovich, Regina Pekelmann Markus, Nicolas Renault, Gianluca Tosini, Darius Paul Zlotos, Daniel P. Cardinali, Diana N. Krause, James Olcese, Jesús Pintor, David Sugden. Melatonin receptors. Accessed on 29/11/2015. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Spedding M, Peters JA and Harmar AJ, CGTP Collaborators. (2013) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2013/14: G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 170: 1459–1581.