AANAT is a human gene. It codes for an enzyme. This enzyme partly controls the production of melatonin. Melatonin is an important brain chemical. Melatonin determines our day to night sleep cycle.
The production of Melatonin is related to serotonin production.
Genetic variants of the AANAT gene have been linked to sleep related disorders.
Sources & Resources
- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AANAT – Provides an overview of the AANAT gene, including its function and regulation.
- GeneCards: https://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=AANAT – Contains detailed information on the structure and function of the AANAT gene, as well as its involvement in various diseases and disorders.
- NCBI Gene: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/735 – Offers a comprehensive overview of the AANAT gene, including its expression patterns, protein structure, and interactions with other genes.
- The Human Protein Atlas: https://www.proteinatlas.org/ENSG00000063423-AANAT/pathology – Provides information on the expression and localization of the AANAT protein in different tissues and organs.
- Uniprot: https://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P49721 – Contains information on the sequence, structure, and function of the AANAT protein, as well as its interactions with other proteins and its role in various pathways.