Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The purpose of this research was to determine the presence of absence of the indoles serotonin and melatonin in the bovine retina. Their presence in the bovine pineal had been known for some time but no findings have been reported in the literature for bovine retinal tissue. Retinal tissue was extracted according to several procedures suggested by the literature. The extracts were tested against known samples of these indoles by thin layer chromatography and fluorescence spectra examined on the Hitachi-Perkin Elmer MPF-2 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer. The presence of melatonin in the bovine retina was qualitatively determined while not more than 0.01 μgm. of serotonin was found in one gram of retinal tissue.
Parker, Paul Michael, "Study of serotonin and melatonin in the bovine retina" (1973). Honors Theses. 1812.