Immunocytochemical demonstration of visual pigments in the degenerate retinal and pineal photoreceptors of the blind cave salamander (Proteus anguinus)

@article{Kos2000ImmunocytochemicalDO,
  title={Immunocytochemical demonstration of visual pigments in the degenerate retinal and pineal photoreceptors of the blind cave salamander (Proteus anguinus)},
  author={Marjanca Kos and Boris Bulog and {\'A}goston Sz{\'e}l and P{\'a}l R{\"o}hlich},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={303},
  pages={15-25}
}
Abstract. Visual pigments in the regressed eye and pineal of the depigmented neotenic urodele, the blind cave salamander (Proteus anguinus anguinus), were studied by immunocytochemistry with anti-opsin antibodies. The study included light- and electron-microscopic investigations of both the eye and the pineal organ. A comparison was made with the black pigmented subspecies Proteus anguinus parkelj (black proteus), which has a normal eye structure. In the retina of the black proteus, we found… 
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