Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The literature justifies the hypothesis that there might be either serotonin or melatonin present in the retina of higher vertabrates. Serotonin has been demonstrated in nervous tissues from animals in all parts of the animal kingdom. As the retina is part of the central nervous system, it is a logical place to look for the presence of serotonin. Serotonin has also been found in the brain of ungulate fetuses. Serotonin has been measured in isolated bovine fetal brain some seventy-five to ninety days following gestation.
Kaye, James Howard, "A Study of Indole-Ring Compounds in the Retina of the Eye of the Cow (with Special Emphasis Given to Melatonin and Serotonin)" (1973). Honors Theses. 1946.