K A Matsui

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Properties of glutamatergic synaptic transmission were investigated by simultaneously voltage-clamping a pair of connected bipolar cells and cells in the ganglion cell layer (GLCs) in the newt retinal slice preparation. Activation of the Ca2+ current in a single bipolar cell was essential for evoking the glutamatergic postsynaptic current in the GLC.(More)
Ca2+-transmitter release coupling was examined using bipolar cells with large presynaptic terminals dissociated from the goldfish retina. Presynaptic Ca2+ current (I(Ca)) was recorded under the whole-cell voltage clamp. Release of excitatory amino acid transmitter was simultaneously monitored as the current through N-methyl-D-asperate (NMDA) receptors of(More)
We examined the role of glutamate uptake in the synaptic transmission of graded responses from newt retinal bipolar cells (BCs) to ganglion layer cells (GLCs). In dissociated Müller cells (retinal glia), glutamate evoked an uptake current that was effectively inhibited by L-trans-pyrrolidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid (PDC). PDC had no effect on the non-NMDA(More)
The alar plate of the prosencephalon differentiates into a tectum-like structure when transplanted into the mesencephalon around the 10-somite stage. Here, we report on the projection pattern of the retinal ganglion cells to the transplants. Optic nerve fibers were labeled with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and 3H-proline, and the innervation of the optic(More)
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