Light signaling in scotopic conditions in the rabbit, mouse and rat retina: a physiological and anatomical study.

@article{Protti2005LightSI,
  title={Light signaling in scotopic conditions in the rabbit, mouse and rat retina: a physiological and anatomical study.},
  author={Dario A. Protti and Nicolas Flores-Herr and Wei Li and Stephen C. Massey and Heinz W{\"a}ssle},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={3479-88}
}
In the dark, light signals are conventionally routed through the following circuit: rods synapse onto rod bipolar (RB) cells, which in turn contact AII amacrine cells. AII cells segregate the light signal into the on and off pathways by making electrical synapses with on cone bipolar (CB) cells and glycinergic inhibitory chemical synapses with off CB cells. These bipolar cells synapse onto their respective ganglion cells, which transfer on and off signals to the visual centers of the brain. Two… CONTINUE READING