Mechanisms of synaptic transmission in the retina

Gordon L. Fain, Andrew Ishida, Susan Callery

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This paper reviews the mechanisms of transmitter release, the kinetics of synaptic transfer, the mechanisms for the production of conductance changes by transmitters, and the nature of the conductance changes at synapses in vertebrate retina. A method for the culturing of adult retinal cells is described, together with preliminary experiments on the identification of cells in culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1249
Number of pages11
JournalVision Research
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Integration
  • Retina
  • Synapses
  • Tissue culture
  • Transmitters
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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