Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Clinical Practice

  • V. Srinivasan
  • Amnon Brzezinski
  • Sukru Oter
  • Samuel D. Shillcutt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cem Ekmekcioglu, Theresia Thalhammer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Nori Tolosa de Talamoni, Vanessa Andrea Areco, Maria Elena Peralta Lopez, Gabriela Diaz de Barboza, Maria Angelica Rivoira, Agata Rita Carpentieri
    Pages 27-42
  4. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Mahaneem Mohamed, Hisanori Kato
    Pages 57-69
  5. Frederic Nduhirabandi, Amanda Lochner
    Pages 71-95
  6. Patricia J. Lardone, Nuria Álvarez-Sánchez, Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Juan M. Guerrero, Antonio Carrillo-Vico
    Pages 117-141
  7. Mahaneem Mohamed, Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Georges Maestroni, Ruth E. Rosenstein, Sukru Oter
    Pages 143-157
  8. Emilio J. Sanchez-Barcelo, Maria D. Mediavilla Aguado, Samuel Cos Corral
    Pages 171-181
  9. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Mahaneem Mohamed, Rahimah Zakaria, Asma Hayati Ahmad, Rozieyati Mohamed Saleh
    Pages 183-192
  10. Rahimah Zakaria, Amnon Brzezinski, Venkataramanujam Srinivasan
    Pages 193-203
  11. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Khek-Yu Ho, Dario Acuña-Castroviejo, Rahimah Zakaria, Amnon Brzezinski, Edward C. Lauterbach
    Pages 221-234
  12. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Edward C. Lauterbach, Charanjit Kaur, Asma Hayati Ahmad, Mahaneem Mohamed, Atul Prasad et al.
    Pages 235-247
  13. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, U. S. Srinivasan, Charanjit Kaur, Rahimah Zakaria, Zahiruddin Othman, Edward C. Lauterbach et al.
    Pages 249-261
  14. Amnon Brzezinski
    Pages 263-273
  15. Sidney H. Kennedy, Franca M. Placenza
    Pages 275-279
  16. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Edward C. Lauterbach, Samuel D. Shillcutt, Domenico De Berardis, Preetha Sharone Kuppuswamy, Rahimah Zakaria et al.
    Pages 281-295
  17. Domenico De Berardis, Nicola Serroni, Marilde Cavuto, Michele Fornaro, Giovanni Martinotti, Francesco Saverio Moschetta et al.
    Pages 297-305
  18. Francisco López-Muñoz, Cecilio Álamo
    Pages 321-341
  19. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Rahimah Zakaria, Timo Partonen, Edward C. Lauterbach, Preetha Sharone Kuppuswamy, Amnon Brzezinski et al.
    Pages 343-352
  20. Pooja Suhalka, Chhavi Sharma, Neha Jaiswal, Piyu Sukhwal, Reena Chittora, Ayushi Jain et al.
    Pages 353-366
  21. Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Jarnail Singh, Amnon Brzezinski, Rahimah Zakaria, Samuel D. Shillcutt, Gregory M. Brown
    Pages 367-378
  22. Vural Fidan, Onder Karaaslan
    Pages 385-388

About this book


 The book aims to cover basic physiologic functions of melatonin, and its therapeutic applications in humans for a variety of clinically relevant disorders. This book contains chapters on the recent aspects of melatonin physiology, its receptors and their role in mitochondrial function, its immunomodulatory role and importance in seasonal dependent diseases, role in human reproduction, role in sleep, circadian rhythm and sleep disorders, role in neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, melatonin’s therapeutic use in neurobehavioral disorders in children, migraine and tension headache is also covered in this book. Melatonin’s antioxidant role in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy and in glaucoma have also been discussed in short chapters. Two major melatonin agonists, ramelteon and agomelatine are discussed extensively on their current clinical application and ongoing research. Two chapters on agomelatonin and its role in mood disorders, particularly depressive disorders, are an important feature of this book. The chapters are written by experts from the global academia recognized for their original research and published work in the field of melatonin science.


Agomelatine Melatonergic drugs Melatonin Agonists Melatonin in mood disorders Melatonin in neurology Melatonin in oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Amnon Brzezinski
    • 2
  • Sukru Oter
    • 3
  • Samuel D. Shillcutt
    • 4
  1. 1.Sri Sathya Sai Medical Educational and Research Foundation, An International Medical Sciences Research CenterCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyHadassah Hebrew-University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Department of PhysiologyGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry Behavioral SciencesMercer University School of MedicineMacon, GeorgiaUSA

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