There is growing interest in the field of melatonin research regarding its neurobiological mechanisms as well as its repercussions in clinical practice. Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection explores melatonin’s neuroprotective effects and discusses the therapeutic potential of melatonin and melatonin agonists in treating neurodegenerative diseases and other ailments. Topics include:
The contributors also examine the discovery of a number of melatonergic agonists, their potential role as antioxidants, and their therapeutic applications in treating glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, primary insomnia, and psychiatric disorders. Opening new vistas in our understanding of etiology, pharmacotherapy, and treatment, the book is a significant milestone in our knowledge about advances in melatonin’s physiology and its therapeutic application in a number of disorders.
Melatonin Production and Bioavailability. Deviations of Melatonin Levels and Signaling in Aging and Diseases: Options and Limits of Treatment. Pineal Gland Volume and Melatonin. Melatonin’s Beneficial Effects in Metabolic Syndrome with Therapeutic Applications. Therapeutic Applications of Melatonin in Pediatrics. Neuroprotective Effect of Melatonin on Perinatal Hypoxia–Ischemia. Melatonin as a Therapeutic Agent for Sepsis. Melatonin’s Cardioprotective Role. Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection in Stroke. Melatonin’s Antiapoptotic Activity in Neurodegenerative Diseases. MT2 Melatonin Receptors: Their Role in Sleep and Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Melatonin: Its Hepatoprotective Actions and the Role of Melatonin Receptors. Melatonin Signaling in the Control of Development and Replication. Melatonin: Regulator of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis. Comparison of Neuroprotective Effect of Melatonin in the Nigrostriatal and Mesolimbic Dopaminergic Systems of the Zitter Rat. Melatonin’s Neuroprotective Role in Parkinson’s Disease. Neuroprotective Role of Melatonin in Glaucoma. Melatonin Receptors and Their Preventive Role in Carcinogenesis. Enhancement of Antitumor Activity of Ursolic Acid by Melatonin in Colon Cancer Cells. Synthetic Melatonin Receptor Ligands. Evaluation of Synthetic Melatonin Analog Antioxidant Compounds. Melatonin’s Analogues in Glaucoma. Melatonergic Drugs as Therapeutic Agents for Insomnia and Depressive Disorders. Agomelatine: A Neuroprotective Agent with Clinical Utility beyond Depression and Anxiety. Melatonergic Antidepressant Agomelatine in Depressive and Anxiety Disorders. Effects of Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Transgenic Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s Disease. Melatonin’s Mitochondrial Protective Role in Alzheimer’s Mice: Role of Melatonin Receptors. Melatonin and Its Therapeutic Implications in Injuries of the Developing Brain and Retina. Melatonin’s Protection against Human Prion-Mediated Neurotoxicity. Melatonin’s Protection