Identification of rhodopsin in the pigeon deep brain.

@article{Wada1998IdentificationOR,
  title={Identification of rhodopsin in the pigeon deep brain.},
  author={Yasutaka Wada and Toshiyuki Okano and Akio Adachi and Satoe Ebihara and Yoshitaka Fukada},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={424 1-2},
  pages={53-6}
}
We detected rhodopsin gene expression in the pigeon lateral septum, a photosensitive deep brain region that is responsible for the photoperiodic gonadal response. The nucleotide sequence of the deep brain rhodopsin cDNA clone exactly matched that of the retinal one, indicating that a single rhodopsin gene is transcribed in the two tissues. Immunohistochemical analysis localized rhodopsin in the cerebrospinal fluid-contacting neurons, which have been assumed to be photoreceptive cells in the… CONTINUE READING

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We detected rhodopsin gene expression in the pigeon lateral septum , a photosensitive deep brain region that is responsible for the photoperiodic gonadal response .
We detected rhodopsin gene expression in the pigeon lateral septum , a photosensitive deep brain region that is responsible for the photoperiodic gonadal response .
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