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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 LOC100518330 serotonin N-acetyltransferase IBA
(PMID:21873635) GO_Central
PMID:21873635 GO_REF:0000107 NCBI chr12:5,042,897...5,047,626
Ensembl chr12:5,037,172...5,055,486
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G LOC110258194 acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase-like IEA Ensembl GO_REF:0000107

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  biological_process 16548
    metabolic process 10584
      biosynthetic process 5298
        hormone biosynthetic process 62
          melatonin biosynthetic process 2
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  biological_process 16548
    biological regulation 12014
      regulation of biological quality 3986
        regulation of hormone levels 547
          hormone metabolic process 191
            cellular hormone metabolic process 104
              melatonin metabolic process 3
                melatonin biosynthetic process 2
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