The birth and death of photoreceptors: the Friedenwald Lecture.

@article{Papermaster2002TheBA,
  title={The birth and death of photoreceptors: the Friedenwald Lecture.},
  author={David S. Papermaster},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={1300-9}
}
Rod and cone structure is intriguing. These cells have unique compartments called outer segments that capture light at one end, the synaptic terminals at the other, and inner segments in between. How does a rod or a cone cell do that? How are molecules synthesized in one site and selectively transported and retained at another so that the cell becomes… CONTINUE READING