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The purpose of this study is to determine whether myo-inositol and melatonin, or myo-inositol alone, or melatonin alone, are effective in normalizing irregular bleeding and anovulatory cycles in pre-menopausal women.
Melatonin has produced a remarkable significant improvement of thyroid function, positive changes of gonadotropins towards reduced levels, and in some women a re-acquisition of normal menstrual cycle. Furthermore, an abrogation of menopause-related depression, amelioration of hot-flashes and improvement of quality and duration of sleep has been reported.
Myo-inositol is involved in several aspects of human reproduction. Elevated concentrations of myo-inositol in human follicular fluids appear to play a positive function in follicular maturity and provide a marker of good quality oocytes. Nevertheless its positive role in PCOS women is a consequence of a defect in the insulin signalling pathway (inositol-containing phosphoglycan mediators) that seems to be primarily implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pre-menopausal Irregular Cycles and Bleedings
melatonin, myo-inositol, melatonin plus myo-inositol
University of Messina
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:21-0400
The primary focus of this five-year study will be to optimize the melatonin dosing regimen for synchronizing the body clocks of blind children to the 24-hour day.
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A family of G-protein-coupled receptors that are specific for and mediate the effects of MELATONIN. Activation of melatonin receptors has been associated with decreased intracellular CYCLIC AMP and increased hydrolysis of PHOSPHOINOSITIDES.
A melatonin receptor subtype primarily found expressed in the BRAIN and RETINA.
Intracellular receptors that bind to INOSITOL 1,4,5-TRISPHOSPHATE and play an important role in its intracellular signaling. Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors are calcium channels that release CALCIUM in response to increased levels of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate in the CYTOPLASM.
A melatonin receptor subtype that is primarily found in the HYPOTHALAMUS and in the KIDNEY.
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