The light-sensitive conductance of hyperpolarizing invertebrate photoreceptors: a patch-clamp study

@article{Gmez1994TheLC,
  title={The light-sensitive conductance of hyperpolarizing invertebrate photoreceptors: a patch-clamp study},
  author={Mar{\'i}a del Pilar G{\'o}mez and Enrico Nasi},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={103},
  pages={939 - 956}
}
Tight-seal recording was employed to investigate membrane currents in hyperpolarizing ciliary photoreceptors enzymatically isolated from the eyes of the file clam (Lima scabra) and the bay scallop (Pecten irradians). These two organisms are unusual in that their double retinas also possess a layer of depolarizing rhabdomeric cells. Ciliary photoreceptors from Lima have a rounded soma, 15-20 microns diam, and display a prominent bundle of fine processes up to 30 microns long. The cell body of… CONTINUE READING