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Parallel processing in the mammalian retina
  • H. Wässle
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 1 October 2004
The authors' eyes send different 'images' of the outside world to the brain — an image of contours (line drawing), a colour image (watercolour painting) or a image of moving objects (movie) — and circuits that involve complex inhibitory and excitatory interactions represent filters that select 'what the eye tells the brain'. Expand
Immunocytochemical analysis of the mouse retina
42 different immunocytochemical markers were applied to sections of the mouse retina and studied their cellular and synaptic localization by using confocal microscopy to detect possible changes in the retinal organization of mutant mice. Expand
Cone Contacts, Mosaics, and Territories of Bipolar Cells in the Mouse Retina
The quantitative analysis suggests that the proposed catalog of 11 cone bipolar cells and one rod bipolar cell is complete, and all major bipolar cell types of the mouse retina appear to have been discovered. Expand
Types of bipolar cells in the mouse retina
The morphology of bipolar cells in fixed vertical tissue sections of the mouse retina is studied by injecting the cells with Lucifer Yellow and Neurobiotin and the bipolar cell types described here were compared with previous schemes of rat and primate bipolar cells. Expand
Functional architecture of the mammalian retina.
Article de synthese sur l'architecture fonctionnelle de la retine chez les mammiferes: topographie de la retine; localisation, morphologie, fonctions et connections des cellules horizontales,Expand
GlyR α3: An Essential Target for Spinal PGE2-Mediated Inflammatory Pain Sensitization
It is demonstrated that inhibition of a specific glycine receptor subtype (GlyR α3) by PGE2-induced receptor phosphorylation underlies central inflammatory pain sensitization and may provide a previously unrecognized molecular target in pain therapy. Expand
The mosaic of nerve cells in the mammalian retina
All four cell types were - independent of density - more regularly arranged in the centre of the retina than in the periphery and the advantages of a regular arrangement compared with a random distribution and mechanisms which could generate a regular mosaic are discussed. Expand
Rod bipolar cells in the mammalian retina show protein kinase C‐like immunoreactivity
An antibody directed against protein kinase C (PKC) was applied to various mammalian retinae and found PKC‐like immunoreactivity in bipolar cells which had the morphology of rod bipolar cells; in the rat some amacrine cells were also immunoreactive. Expand
Pharmacology of GABA receptor CI− channels in rat retinal bipolar cells
GABA gates bicuculline- and baclofen-insensitive GABA receptors in rod bipolar cells of the rat retina were activated selectively by the GABA analogue cis-4-aminocrotonic acid (CACA) and may be similar to those receptors termed GABAC receptors. Expand
The Cone Pedicle, a Complex Synapse in the Retina
Using light and electron microscopy, a laminated distribution of dendritic processes of bipolar and horizontal cells was found underneath each cone pedicle, including a novel layer of glutamate receptors clustered at desmosome-like junctions. Expand