Cholinergic amacrine cells of the rabbit retina contain glutamate decarboxylase and gamma-aminobutyrate immunoreactivity.

@article{Brecha1988CholinergicAC,
  title={Cholinergic amacrine cells of the rabbit retina contain glutamate decarboxylase and gamma-aminobutyrate immunoreactivity.},
  author={Nicholas C Brecha and Dianna Johnson and Leo Peichl and Heinz W{\"a}ssle},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1988},
  volume={85 16},
  pages={6187-91}
}
The transmitters acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) play critical roles in the formation of receptive-field properties of retinal ganglion cells. In rabbit retina, cholinergic amacrine and displaced amacrine cells were identified by immunohistochemical staining for the enzyme choline acetyltransferase and by their avid accumulation of the fluorescent dye 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole. Several GABA-immunoreactive and glutamate decarboxylase-immunoreactive cell types, including a… CONTINUE READING