P S Teirstein

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Rats entrained to a 7 A.M.:7 P.M. lighting cycle had one eye patched and then were placed in either constant light or in a 2 A.M.:2 P.M. lighting cycle. In both cases, the patched eyes maintained the original pattern of rod outer segment (ROS) disc shedding, whereas the open eyes responded to the ambient lighting conditions. When the optic nerves were(More)
Rats raised from birth on a 7 A.M.:7 P.M. light cycle exhibited a circadian burst of shedding 1 1/2 hr after the scheduled onset of light. This rhythmic event persisted even after the animals had been placed in total darkness for up to 2 weeks. When animals were placed in constant light (LL) for more than 24 hr, the shedding peak was abolished. A period of(More)
Diurnal patterns of retinal outer segment shedding and phagocytosis by the pigment epithelium were examined in pinealectomized, superior-cervical-ganglionectomized, and sham-operated rats. Phagocytosis was quantitatively similar in all groups. Sharp increases in the number of large phagosomes were observed soon after lights were turned on in the tree sets(More)
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