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Term:melatonin biosynthetic process
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Accession:GO:0030187 term browser browse the term
Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine).
Synonyms:exact_synonym: melatonin anabolism;   melatonin biosynthesis;   melatonin formation;   melatonin synthesis

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G AANAT aralkylamine N-acetyltransferase ISS UniProt GO_REF:0000024 NCBI chr 9:4,238,814...4,245,660
Ensembl chr 9:4,239,284...4,240,707
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G ASMT acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase IBA (PMID:21873635) GO_Central PMID:21873635 NCBI chr  X:1,012,952...1,025,684
Ensembl chr  X:1,012,961...1,025,263
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G ASMTL acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase like IBA (PMID:21873635) GO_Central PMID:21873635 NCBI chr  X:1,102,094...1,118,791
Ensembl chr  X:1,100,747...1,118,791
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  biological_process 16190
    metabolic process 10657
      biosynthetic process 5363
        hormone biosynthetic process 60
          melatonin biosynthetic process 3
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  biological_process 16190
    biological regulation 11558
      regulation of biological quality 4008
        regulation of hormone levels 540
          hormone metabolic process 191
            cellular hormone metabolic process 104
              melatonin metabolic process 4
                melatonin biosynthetic process 3
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