Journal of Pineal Research

(The TQCC of Journal of Pineal Research is 16. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
Melatonin prevents neuroinflammation and relieves depression by attenuating autophagy impairment through FOXO3a regulation167
Melanopic illuminance defines the magnitude of human circadian light responses under a wide range of conditions121
Melatonin attenuates diabetic cardiomyopathy and reduces myocardial vulnerability to ischemia‐reperfusion injury by improving mitochondrial quality control: Role of SIRT6101
Melatonin attenuates choroidal neovascularization by regulating macrophage/microglia polarization via inhibition of RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway90
Deletion of ferritin H in neurons counteracts the protective effect of melatonin against traumatic brain injury‐induced ferroptosis88
Melatonin alleviates vascular calcification and ageing through exosomal miR‐204/miR‐211 cluster in a paracrine manner86
Melatonin protects mouse testes from palmitic acid‐induced lipotoxicity by attenuating oxidative stress and DNA damage in a SIRT1‐dependent manner84
Melatonin confers cadmium tolerance by modulating critical heavy metal chelators and transporters in radish plants82
Daily rhythms of phytomelatonin signaling modulate diurnal stomatal closure via regulating reactive oxygen species dynamics in Arabidopsis75
Circadian rhythms and obesity: Timekeeping governs lipid metabolism72
Melatonin ameliorates aluminum toxicity through enhancing aluminum exclusion and reestablishing redox homeostasis in roots of wheat66
Melatonin ameliorates cognitive deficits through improving mitophagy in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease62
Melatonin and circadian rhythms in liver diseases: Functional roles and potential therapies59
Melatonin inhibits seed germination by crosstalk with abscisic acid, gibberellin, and auxin in Arabidopsis56
Clinical trial to test the efficacy of melatonin in COVID‐1952
Measuring melatonin by immunoassay52
Melatonin‐stimulated exosomes enhance the regenerative potential of chronic kidney disease‐derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells via cellular prion proteins50
Extracellular vesicles derived from melatonin‐preconditioned mesenchymal stem cells containing USP29 repair traumatic spinal cord injury by stabilizing NRF247
Melatonin reshapes the mitochondrial network and promotes intercellular mitochondrial transfer via tunneling nanotubes after ischemic‐like injury in hippocampal HT22 cells46
Melatonin restores neutrophil functions and prevents apoptosis amid dysfunctional glutathione redox system44
Melatonin inhibits lung cancer development by reversing the Warburg effect via stimulating the SIRT3/PDH axis42
Night shift schedule causes circadian dysregulation of DNA repair genes and elevated DNA damage in humans41
Melatonin mitigates aflatoxin B1‐induced liver injury via modulation of gut microbiota/intestinal FXR/liver TLR4 signaling axis in mice39
Melatonin effects on bone: Implications for use as a therapy for managing bone loss39
Safety of higher doses of melatonin in adults: A systematic review and meta‐analysis38
Melatonin improves the effect of cryopreservation on human oocytes by suppressing oxidative stress and maintaining the permeability of the oolemma38
A novel melatonin‐regulated lncRNA suppresses TPA‐induced oral cancer cell motility through replenishing PRUNE2 expression37
Melatonin ameliorates PM2.5‐induced cardiac perivascular fibrosis through regulating mitochondrial redox homeostasis37
Melatonin receptor ligands: A pharmaco‐chemical perspective36
Melatonin reduces nanoplastic uptake, translocation, and toxicity in wheat35
Melatonin controversies, an update34
Melatonin directly binds and inhibits death‐associated protein kinase 1 function in Alzheimer’s disease33
Melatonin ameliorates aortic valve calcification via the regulation of circular RNA CircRIC3/miR‐204‐5p/DPP4 signaling in valvular interstitial cells33
Weekly, seasonal, and chronotype‐dependent variation of dim‐light melatonin onset32
Changing color and intensity of LED lighting across the day impacts on circadian melatonin rhythms and sleep in healthy men32
Melatonin protects against thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection through SIRT1‐dependent regulation of oxidative stress and vascular smooth muscle cell loss32
A meta‐analysis of microRNA networks regulated by melatonin in cancer: Portrait of potential candidates for breast cancer treatment31
Melatonin mitigates disrupted circadian rhythms, lowers intraocular pressure, and improves retinal ganglion cells function in glaucoma30
Predicting melatonin suppression by light in humans: Unifying photoreceptor‐based equivalent daylight illuminances, spectral composition, timing and duration of light exposure29
The interplay between mast cells, pineal gland, and circadian rhythm: Links between histamine, melatonin, and inflammatory mediators28
Melatonin and its analogues for the prevention of postoperative delirium: A systematic review and meta‐analysis28
Switching diseased cells from cytosolic aerobic glycolysis to mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation: A metabolic rhythm regulated by melatonin?27
Melatonin restores the pluripotency of long‐term‐cultured embryonic stem cells through melatonin receptor‐dependent m6A RNA regulation27
Induction of SIRT1 by melatonin improves alcohol‐mediated oxidative liver injury by disrupting the CRBN‐YY1‐CYP2E1 signaling pathway26
Melatonin and verteporfin synergistically suppress the growth and stemness of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma through the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics26
The association between melatonin and episodic migraine: A pilot network meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials to compare the prophylactic effects with exogenous melatonin supplementation and 26
The dual roles of melatonin biosynthesis enzymes in the coordination of melatonin biosynthesis and autophagy in cassava26
Melatonin and other indoles show antiviral activities against swine coronaviruses in vitro at pharmacological concentrations26
Melatonin‐triggered post‐transcriptional and post‐translational modifications of ADAMTS1 coordinately retard tumorigenesis and metastasis of renal cell carcinoma26
Melatonin improves uterine‐conceptus interaction via regulation of SIRT1 during early pregnancy25
Modeling melanopsin‐mediated effects of light on circadian phase, melatonin suppression, and subjective sleepiness25
S‐cone contribution to the acute melatonin suppression response in humans25
Journal of Pineal Research guideline for authors: Measuring melatonin in humans24
Whole‐genome sequence data of Hypericum perforatum and functional characterization of melatonin biosynthesis by N‐acetylserotonin O‐methyltransferase24
Melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptor ERK signaling is differentially dependent on Gi/o and Gq/11 proteins23
Pan‐cancer analyses reveal genomics and clinical characteristics of the melatonergic regulators in cancer23
Melatonin protects inner retinal neurons of newborn mice after hypoxia‐ischemia23
Melatonin reduces proliferation and promotes apoptosis of bladder cancer cells by suppressing O‐GlcNAcylation of cyclin‐dependent‐like kinase 523
Early chronotype with advanced activity rhythms and dim light melatonin onset in a rural population23
Immune‐pineal axis protects rat lungs exposed to polluted air22
Revisiting the role of melatonin in human melanocyte physiology: A skin context perspective22
Extracellular vesicles and melatonin benefit embryonic develop by regulating reactive oxygen species and 5‐methylcytosine22
Melatonin protects the retina from experimental nonexudative age‐related macular degeneration in mice21
The potential remedy of melatonin on osteoarthritis20
Melatonin synthesis genes N‐acetylserotonin methyltransferases evolved into caffeic acid O‐methyltransferases and both assisted in plant terrestrialization20
Melatonin drives apoptosis in head and neck cancer by increasing mitochondrial ROS generated via reverse electron transport20
Melatonin delays dark‐induced leaf senescence by inducing miR171b expression in tomato19
The melatonin metabolite N1‐acetyl‐5‐methoxykynuramine facilitates long‐term object memory in young and aging mice19
Melatonin promotes regeneration of injured motor axons via MT1 receptors19
Structural characterization of melatonin as an inhibitor of the Wnt deacylase Notum19
Melatonin may suppress lung adenocarcinoma progression via regulation of the circular noncoding RNA hsa_circ_0017109/miR‐135b‐3p/TOX3 axis18
High sensitivity of melatonin suppression response to evening light in preschool‐aged children18
Melatonin rescues the reproductive toxicity of low‐dose glyphosate‐based herbicide during mouse oocyte maturation via the GPER signaling pathway18
Mitochondrial function is controlled by melatonin and its metabolites in vitro in human melanoma cells18
Dysfunction of serotonergic activity and emotional responses across the light‐dark cycle in mice lacking melatonin  MT2 receptors17
The phytomelatonin receptor PMTR1 regulates seed development and germination by modulating abscisic acid homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana17
Treatment of isolated REM sleep behavior disorder using melatonin as a chronobiotic17
Recharge of chondrocyte mitochondria by sustained release of melatonin protects cartilage matrix homeostasis in osteoarthritis17
Robust stability of melatonin circadian phase, sleep metrics, and chronotype across months in young adults living in real‐world settings16
Anti‐PANoptosis is involved in neuroprotective effects of melatonin in acute ocular hypertension model16
Therapeutic potential of melatonin and melatonergic drugs on K18‐hACE2 mice infected with SARS‐CoV‐216
In‐person vs home schooling during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Differences in sleep, circadian timing, and mood in early adolescence16