Feasibility of treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome with maelatonin and its derivatives

Dun Xian Tan, Yu Shu Huo, Guan Hua Duo, Jun Tian Zhang

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Abstract

Melatonin is an endogenous substance with varies of physiological effects. It has been reported that melatonin appeared anti-inflammation and scavenging free radicals in vivo. It could protect tissuses against injuries. New experimental results show that melatonin and its derivatives could improve the situations of acute respiratory syndrome in animal models. It is suggested that these compounds may play roles in therapeutic of severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-722
Number of pages2
JournalChinese Pharmacological Bulletin
Volume19
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Melatonin
  • Scavenging free radical
  • Severe acute orespiratory syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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