Special Issue "Advances in the Research of Melatonin 2014"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rudiger Hardeland
Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Berliner Str. 28, D-37073 Goettingen, Germany
E-Mail: rhardel@gwdg.de

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Dear Colleagues,

Considerable progress has been made during recent years in the research of melatonin and melatonergic signaling. This extends from the classic role of melatonin as a regulator of temporal processes in vertebrates to various other fields, such as actions in invertebrate animals, plants and unicellular organisms as well as various aspects of human health. The medicinal perspectives concern areas as different as gerontology, sleep research, mental disorders, immunology, oxidative stress including mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic disorders and diseases. An increasing number of studies are dealing with the corresponding effects of synthetic melatonergic agonists, which differ with regard to duration of action, receptor affinity and metabolism. In some cases, the melatonergic actions are associated with properties such as serotonergic antagonists. Despite this novel complexity, the effects of melatonin and its synthetic analogs on the circadian system continues to be of particular interest, especially as well-functioning of both central and peripheral circadian oscillators is increasingly perceived to be of significant importance to health. Phasing and coordination of rhythms and support of circadian amplitudes seem to represent an area in which cellular oscillations and melatonergic actions are intertwined, with mutual support and synergism in its physiological outcome. The hope is that maintenance of these time structures might overcome, to a certain degree, pathophysiological changes caused by aging and diseases. Melatonin and its synthetic analogs may represent tools for achieving this objective. The numerous perspectives resulting from new findings justify a continuation of the special issue on Advances in the Research of Melatonin that started in 2013.

Prof. Dr. Rudiger Hardeland
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • aging
  • antioxidative protection
  • chronobiotic
  • diabetes
  • immune system
  • melatonergic drugs
  • mental disorders
  • metabolic syndrome
  • phytomelatonin
  • sleep

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p. 21090-21104
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(11), 21090-21104; doi:10.3390/ijms151121090
Received: 30 July 2014; in revised form: 3 November 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 14 November 2014
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p. 20789-20799
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(11), 20789-20799; doi:10.3390/ijms151120789
Received: 29 July 2014; in revised form: 31 October 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
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p. 18484-18495
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 18484-18495; doi:10.3390/ijms151018484
Received: 13 July 2014; in revised form: 4 September 2014 / Accepted: 25 September 2014 / Published: 14 October 2014
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p. 18437-18452
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 18437-18452; doi:10.3390/ijms151018437
Received: 15 July 2014; in revised form: 26 September 2014 / Accepted: 2 October 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 18221-18252; doi:10.3390/ijms151018221
Received: 23 April 2014; in revised form: 21 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 10 October 2014
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p. 17920-17937
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 17920-17937; doi:10.3390/ijms151017920
Received: 3 July 2014; in revised form: 17 September 2014 / Accepted: 17 September 2014 / Published: 8 October 2014
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p. 17705-17732
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 17705-17732; doi:10.3390/ijms151017705
Received: 15 August 2014; in revised form: 9 September 2014 / Accepted: 16 September 2014 / Published: 30 September 2014
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p. 17304-17317
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(10), 17304-17317; doi:10.3390/ijms151017304
Received: 23 July 2014; in revised form: 10 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2014 / Published: 26 September 2014
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p. 17100-17114
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 17100-17114; doi:10.3390/ijms150917100
Received: 31 July 2014; in revised form: 2 September 2014 / Accepted: 19 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
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p. 17115-17129
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 17115-17129; doi:10.3390/ijms150917115
Received: 1 August 2014; in revised form: 15 September 2014 / Accepted: 17 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
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p. 16848-16884
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 16848-16884; doi:10.3390/ijms150916848
Received: 25 July 2014; in revised form: 3 September 2014 / Accepted: 12 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
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p. 16484-16499
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 16484-16499; doi:10.3390/ijms150916484
Received: 23 July 2014; in revised form: 8 September 2014 / Accepted: 10 September 2014 / Published: 18 September 2014
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p. 16114-16133
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 16114-16133; doi:10.3390/ijms150916114
Received: 1 August 2014; in revised form: 3 September 2014 / Accepted: 4 September 2014 / Published: 12 September 2014
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p. 15858-15890
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 15858-15890; doi:10.3390/ijms150915858
Received: 11 July 2014; in revised form: 15 August 2014 / Accepted: 27 August 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
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p. 15924-15950
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 15924-15950; doi:10.3390/ijms150915924
Received: 21 July 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 27 August 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
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p. 14102-14121
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 14102-14121; doi:10.3390/ijms150814102
Received: 5 April 2014; in revised form: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 August 2014 / Published: 13 August 2014
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p. 13482-13493
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13482-13493; doi:10.3390/ijms150813482
Received: 26 June 2014; in revised form: 22 July 2014 / Accepted: 22 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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p. 12604-12630
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(7), 12604-12630; doi:10.3390/ijms150712604
Received: 5 June 2014; in revised form: 1 July 2014 / Accepted: 3 July 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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p. 12107-12118
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(7), 12107-12118; doi:10.3390/ijms150712107
Received: 21 May 2014; in revised form: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 30 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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p. 11941-11956
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(7), 11941-11956; doi:10.3390/ijms150711941
Received: 7 May 2014; in revised form: 13 June 2014 / Accepted: 18 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
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p. 8893-8930
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(5), 8893-8930; doi:10.3390/ijms15058893
Received: 23 March 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 19 May 2014
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