Diffusible factors produced by cultured neural retinal cells enhance in vitro differentiation of pineal cone photoreceptors of developing quail embryos.

@article{Araki1997DiffusibleFP,
  title={Diffusible factors produced by cultured neural retinal cells enhance in vitro differentiation of pineal cone photoreceptors of developing quail embryos.},
  author={Makoto Araki},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={1997},
  volume={104 1-2},
  pages={71-8}
}
  • Makoto Araki
  • Published 1997 in Brain research. Developmental brain research
The avian pineal is a photoreceptive organ and is believed to function as a circadian clock. Avian pineal cells are secretory rudimentary photoreceptors, and previous studies have demonstrated that there are two types of photoreceptors in developing quail pineals, one of which is rhodopsin-like immunoreactive and the other iodopsin-like immunoreactive. Much larger number of rhodopsin-like immunoreactive cells than of iodopsin-like immunoreactive cells were found in quail pineals, both in vivo… CONTINUE READING