Intracellular calcium stores drive slow non-ribbon vesicle release from rod photoreceptors

@inproceedings{Chen2014IntracellularCS,
  title={Intracellular calcium stores drive slow non-ribbon vesicle release from rod photoreceptors},
  author={Minghui Chen and David Kri{\vz}aj and Wallace B Thoreson},
  booktitle={Front. Cell. Neurosci.},
  year={2014}
}
Rods are capable of greater slow release than cones contributing to overall slower release kinetics. Slow release in rods involves Ca(2+)-induced Ca(2+) release (CICR). By impairing release from ribbons, we found that unlike cones where release occurs entirely at ribbon-style active zones, slow release from rods occurs mostly at ectopic, non-ribbon sites. To investigate the role of CICR in ribbon and non-ribbon release from rods, we used total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy as a… CONTINUE READING