Diversity of glycine receptors in the mouse retina: localization of the alpha2 subunit.

  title={Diversity of glycine receptors in the mouse retina: localization of the alpha2 subunit.},
  author={Silke Haverkamp and Ulrike M{\"u}ller and Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer and Robert J Harvey and Heinz W{\"a}ssle},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={477 4},
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine are the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the retina, glycine being produced in approximately half of all amacrine cells. Whereas retinal cell types expressing the glycine receptor (GlyR) alpha1 and alpha3 subunits have been mapped, the role of the alpha2 subunit in retinal circuitry remains unclear. By using immunocytochemistry, we localized the alpha2 subunit in the inner plexiform layer (IPL) in brightly fluorescent puncta, which represent… CONTINUE READING


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