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SUNLIGHT 5 | MELATONIN, as protector of mitochondria, penetrates from infrared sunlight
presents episode 379 | Dr Roger Seheult
MedCram podcast

Melatonin is produced within the mitochondria in response to sunlight
-provides targeted protection of mitochondria from reactive oxygen species

Infrared radiation, from sun stimulates…
-Cytochrome C Oxidase
-tells mitochondria to stimulate
-melatonin production

Cytochrome C Oxidase
-membrane protein, encoded in
the mitochondrial genome
-a terminal oxidase of the mitochondrial
electron transport chain

Melatonin in the blood is the back up plan during night time…
-melatonin in the mitochondria, however, is the
~front line cooling system

Hormone of darkness: pineal gland, at night, provided,
that no light is hitting the retina

Hormone of daylight: intramitochondrial melatonin is a
result of getting infrared radiation from sunlight


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