Photoreceptor disc morphogenesis: The classical evagination model prevails

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Vision begins in photoreceptor outer segments with light captured by opsins in continually synthesized disc membranes. The process by which rod photoreceptor discs are formed has been controversial. In this issue, Ding et al. (2015. J. Cell Biol. show conclusively that rod discs are formed by plasma membrane evagination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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