Sleep signals

 作者:夹谷板也     |      日期:2019-03-08 05:13:04
MELATONIN, widely taken as an antioxidant and to combat jet lag, transforms inside the body into two compounds similar to brain-signalling chemicals. Giuseppe Squadrito and his colleagues at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have found that carbonate and nitrogen dioxide radicals, which are constantly formed in the body, react with melatonin to form two compounds that resemble neurotransmitters. Although the function of the neurotransmitters is unknown, Squadrito believes the melatonin derivatives could affect mood, sleep patterns and sex drive. “It’s speculative, but they have a structure similar to [neurotransmitters] known to have bioreactivity,