Joyce W Keung

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Gap junctions are abundant in the mammalian retina and many neuronal types form neural networks. Several different neuronal connexins have now been identified in the mammalian retina. Cx36 supports coupling in the AII amacrine cell network and is essential for processing rod signals. Cx36 is probably also responsible for photoreceptor coupling. Horizontal(More)
Mammalian retinal circuits are broadly divided into rod and cone pathways, responsible for dark- and light-adapted vision, respectively. The classic rod pathway employs a single type of rod bipolar cell, which synapses with AII amacrine cells. AII amacrine cells then pass the signal to ON and OFF cone bipolar cells, respectively. Alternatively, rod signals(More)
There are many examples of neuronal coupling via gap junctions in the retina. Of these, perhaps the best known is the extensive coupling between horizontal cells. In the rabbit retina, there are two types of horizontal cells, A-type and B-type, both of which are independently coupled. Connexin 50 (Cx50) cDNA, encoding a 440 aa protein, was successfully(More)
In the rabbit retina there are two types of horizontal cell (HC). A-type HCs (AHC) are axonless and extensively coupled via connexin (Cx)50 gap junctions. The B-type HC (BHC) is axon-bearing; the somatic dendrites form a second network coupled by gap junctions while the axon terminals (ATs) form a third independent network in the outer plexiform layer(More)
PURPOSE Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) exists almost exclusively among familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients with adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) mutations between codon 413 in exon 9 and codon 1387 in exon 15. We investigated the locality of APC mutations in relationship to the occurrence of CHRPE in two Chinese(More)
Mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene (APC) often cause both congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). To investigate the relationship between APC mutations, CHRPE and FAP, all FAP patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, were asked to participate in a study. Ten Chinese(More)
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