Bipolar cells of the mouse retina: A gene gun, morphological study

Strettoi, E. and Pignatelli, V. (2004). Bipolar cells of the mouse retina: A gene gun, morphological study. In: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.. Association of Research for Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2004 Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A., (U640-U640). 25-29 April 2004.


Author Strettoi, E.
Pignatelli, V.
Title of paper Bipolar cells of the mouse retina: A gene gun, morphological study
Conference name Association of Research for Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2004 Annual Meeting
Conference location Ft. Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.
Conference dates 25-29 April 2004
Proceedings title Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Rockville, MD, U.S.A.
Publisher Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Publication Year 2004
ISSN 0146-0404
1552-5783
Volume 45
Issue Supp. 2
Start page U640
End page U640
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Purpose
To provide a comprehensive classification for the various types of bipolar cells of the mouse retina. This is relevant for 1) a complete understanding of retinal organization in mammals; and for 2) providing a background for the correct interpretation of data obtained from mice with mutations in retinal specific genes. These mice are important animal models of a number of human ocular pathologies, including retinitis pigmentosa.

Conclusions
The data produced on the classification of bipolar cells are consistent with the findings of previous studies on the retinas of other mammals, such as rabbits, rats and monkeys. Our results also confirm the existence of a common structural similarity among mammalian retinas. It remains to be elucidated what is exactly the functional role of the various types of cone bipolar cells and what is the specific contribution they provide to the perception of a given visual stimulus.
© 2004, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc., all rights reserved.
Subjects 1113 Ophthalmology and Optometry
Keyword Retinal connections, networks, circuitry
Bipolar cells • retina: proximal (bipolar, amacrine, and ganglion cells)
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published as "E-Abstract 5365—B689".

 
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