On the antioxidant activity of melatonin

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0891-5849(98)00168-3
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFree Radical Biology and Medicine
ISSN0891-5849
Volume26
Issue1-Feb
Pages117128; # of pages: 12
Subjectantioxidant; free radical; melatonin; metal ion; antioxidant activity; article; autooxidation; chelation; drug mechanism; lipid oxidation; oxidative stress; pineal body; priority journal; Antioxidants; Free Radicals; Lipid Bilayers; Lipid Metabolism; Melatonin; Micelles; Oxidation-Reduction; Peroxides; Solutions; Spectrometry, Fluorescence
AbstractMelatonin has been widely reported to be an effective antioxidant. Studies of its ability to inhibit the autoxidation of lipids in homogeneous solution and in model heterogeneous systems show that melatonin is not a peroxyl radical trapping antioxidant. In contrast, melatonin can inhibit metal ion-catalyzed oxidation processes.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC)
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