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Patterns of radioactivity in the eyes of rats after injection of iodinated prolactin.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic research
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
54–62
Identifiers
PMID: 7070757
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The present study involves the intracardial injection of iodinated ovine prolactin into albino rats and the autoradiographic demonstration of patterns of isotopic incorporation into ocular tissues, including the retina, choroid coat and ciliary body. Control procedures include the utilization of competitive hormonal binding, a comparison of the radioactive pattern in eyes after the injection of iodinated beef serum albumen and an autoradiographic evaluation of the thyroid glands of all groups. The competitive uptake of iodinated prolactin into ocular tissues also was examined by liquid scintillation spectrometry. In normal rats, radioactivity was localized over the cells of the choroid coat and ciliary body of all groups receiving iodinated prolactin. The inner segments of the photoreceptors were radioactive in rats at 15 min after injection, but were unlabeled at only 5 min after injection.

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