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Daniel P. Cardinali1, Philippe Delagrange2, Margarita L. Dubocovich3, Ralf Jockers4, Diana N. Krause5, Regina Pekelmann Markus6, James Olcese7, Jesús Pintor8, Nicolas Renault9, David Sugden10, Gianluca Tosini11 and Darius Paul Zlotos12
  1. Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. Servier, France
  3. University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
  4. Université Paris Descartes, France
  5. University of California Irvine, USA
  6. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  7. Florida State University, USA
  8. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  9. Université Lille 2, France
  10. King's College London, UK
  11. Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
  12. German University in Cairo, Egypt


Melatonin receptors (nomenclature as agreed by the NC-IUPHAR Subcommittee on Melatonin Receptors [36]) are activated by the endogenous ligands melatonin and clinically used drugs like ramelteon, agomelatine and tasimelteon.


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Introduction to Melatonin receptors
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