Molecular mechanisms of vertebrate photoreceptor light adaptation

Edward N Pugh Jr, S. Nikonov, T. D. Lamb

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An important recent advance in the understanding of vertebrate photoreceptor light adaptation has come from the discovery that as many as eight distinct molecular mechanisms may be involved, and the realization that one of the principal mechanisms is not dependent on calcium. Quantitative analysis of these mechanisms is providing new insights into the nature of rod photoreceptor light adaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-418
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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