Contribution of human melanopsin retinal ganglion cells to steady-state pupil responses.

  title={Contribution of human melanopsin retinal ganglion cells to steady-state pupil responses.},
  author={Sei-ichi Tsujimura and Kazuhiko Ukai and Daisuke Ohama and Atsuo Nuruki and Kazutomo Yunokuchi},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={277 1693},
The recent discovery of melanopsin-containing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) has led to a fundamental reassessment of non-image forming processing, such as circadian photoentrainment and the pupillary light reflex. In the conventional view of retinal physiology, rods and cones were assumed to be the only photoreceptors in the eye and were, therefore, considered responsible for non-image processing. However, signals from mRGCs contribute to this non-image forming processing along with cone… CONTINUE READING


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