Melatonin, aging, and COVID-19: Could melatonin be beneficial for COVID-19 treatment in the elderly?
The aim of this review is to summarize current studies on the relationship between melatonin and aging
During the aging process, the cell's ability to cope with external and internal stress and its functional capacity is diminished by time
Increased free radical levels in tissues during aging processes have been reported by several studies
Melatonin is a rather powerful and effective endogenous radical scavenger, and attenuates increased oxidative stress caused by several toxic substances like safrole and paraquat in tissues
Melatonin plays an important role in many processes in the body, especially in healthy aging and prevention of free-radical-related diseases
The decrease in melatonin production and altered melatonin rhythms with aging can lead to an inhibited immune system
The use of melatonin as an antiviral immunostimulant should be supported by studies
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