Differential expression of two distinct functional isoforms of melanopsin (Opn4) in the mammalian retina.

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Melanopsin is the photopigment that confers photosensitivity to a subset of retinal ganglion cells (pRGCs) that regulate many non-image-forming tasks such as the detection of light for circadian entrainment. Recent studies have begun to subdivide the pRGCs on the basis of morphology and function, but the origin of these differences is not yet fully… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2036-09.2009

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@article{Pires2009DifferentialEO, title={Differential expression of two distinct functional isoforms of melanopsin (Opn4) in the mammalian retina.}, author={Susana Salgado Pires and Steven Hughes and Michael Turton and Zare Melyan and Stuart N Peirson and Lei Zheng and Maria Kosmaoglou and James Bellingham and Michael E Cheetham and Robert J. Lucas and Russell G. Foster and Mark W. Hankins and Stephanie Halford}, journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience}, year={2009}, volume={29 39}, pages={12332-42} }