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Phototransduction in retinal rods involves a G protein-coupled signaling cascade that leads to cGMP hydrolysis and the closure of cGMP-gated cation channels that are open in darkness, producing a membrane hyperpolarization as the light response. For many years there have also been reports of the presence of a phosphoinositide pathway in the rod outer(More)
The interphotoreceptor matrix (IPM), lying between retinal photoreceptor and pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, contains insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) immunoreactivity that co-elutes with authentic human IGF-I in HPLC analyses. Cultured human RPE cells synthesize and release IGF-I, raising the possibility that the RPE serves as a source of IPM IGF-I in(More)
PURPOSE To determine the developmental expression and localization of mRNA for insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 (IGFBP-2), a major binding protein of IGF-I and IGF-II, in ocular tissues of the embryonic and early posthatched chick. METHODS In situ hybridization and northern blot analysis were used to analyze the cellular origin and relative(More)
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