Connexin36 forms synapses essential for night vision

Jonathan B. Demb, Edward N Pugh Jr

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Abstract

Rod signals reach ganglion cells via at least five pathways. A new study in this issue of Neuron shows that all pathways from rods to ON-type ganglion cells require connexin36. This is the first physiological demonstration in mammals that a well-defined neural circuit requires a gap junction as an obligatory transmission step.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-553
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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