Somatostatin-immunoreactive neurons in the adult rabbit retina.

  title={Somatostatin-immunoreactive neurons in the adult rabbit retina.},
  author={Dennis W. Rickman and Janet C. Blanks and Nicholas C Brecha},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={365 3},
Somatostatin (SRIF) is a neuroactive peptide that is distributed throughout the nervous system, including the retina. This peptide has been localized to populations of amacrine cells in a variety of vertebrate species. In the rabbit retina, SRIF immunoreactivity is present in a sparse population of medium to large neurons (13.72 microns in diameter, or 147.84 mu 2) in the ganglion cell layer and in a small number of neurons in the inner nuclear layer. These cells display a preferential… CONTINUE READING