Under conditions that support maximal tryptophan hydroxylating activity in extracts from pineal glands and brain no hydroxylase activity could be detected in platelets. Furthermore, with systems that are adequate to measure serotonin synthesis in cultured pineal glands or whole cells, no serotonin synthetic capacity could be detected in human or rat blood platelets.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Apr 1977|