Simple photoreceptors in some invertebrates: physiological properties of a new photosensory modality.

@article{Gotow2008SimplePI,
  title={Simple photoreceptors in some invertebrates: physiological properties of a new photosensory modality.},
  author={Tsukasa Gotow and Takako Nishi},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2008},
  volume={1225},
  pages={3-16}
}
Simple photoreceptors, namely photoresponsive neurons without microvilli and/or cilia have long been known in the central ganglion of crayfish, Aplysia, Onchidium and Helix. Recently, similar simple photoreceptors, ipRGCs were discovered in the mammalian retinas. A characteristic common to all of their photoreceptor potentials shows a slow kinetics and little adaptation, contrasting with the fast and adaptive photoresponses in eye photoreceptors. Furthermore, these simple photoreceptors are not… CONTINUE READING
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