Electron microscopic analysis of amacrine and bipolar cell inputs on Y-, X-, and W-cells in the cat retina.

@article{Watanabe1985ElectronMA,
  title={Electron microscopic analysis of amacrine and bipolar cell inputs on Y-, X-, and W-cells in the cat retina.},
  author={Masami Watanabe and Yutaka Fukuda and Chin Fu Hsiao and Hironobu Ito},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1985},
  volume={358 1-2},
  pages={229-40}
}
In the cat retina, bipolar and amacrine cell inputs were analyzed electron microscopically in 5 ganglion cells (two Y-cells, two X-cells and one W-cell) that were well-isolated and had clear morphological features. For Y- and X-cells, subtypes of a and b were further identified according to the sublamina of the inner plexiform layer in which their dendrites extended. Y-a and Y-b ganglion cells had large somas, thick axons, and several thick dendrites that branched extensively with a large… CONTINUE READING