Chapter 5. A Novel Light Sensing Pathway in the Eye: Conserved Features of Inner Retinal Photoreception in Rodents, Man and Teleost Fish

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich4
  1. Mark W. Hankins1 and
  2. Russell G. Foster2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch5

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Hankins, M. W. and Foster, R. G. (2005) A Novel Light Sensing Pathway in the Eye: Conserved Features of Inner Retinal Photoreception in Rodents, Man and Teleost Fish, in Handbook of Photosensory Receptors (eds W. R. Briggs and J. L. Spudich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760510X.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 260 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305, USA

  2. 4

    Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.130, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Integrative and Molecular Neuroscience Imperial College, Division of Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Visual and Neuroscience Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310197

Online ISBN: 9783527605101

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Keywords:

  • photosensory receptors;
  • novel light sensing pathway in the eye;
  • inner retinal photoreception

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • A Novel Photoreceptor within the Eye

    • Biological Clocks and their Regulation by Light

  • Non-rod, Non-cone Photoreception in Rodents

    • An Irradiance Detection Pathway in the Eye

    • The Discovery of a Novel Ocular Photopigment in Mice (OP480)

    • Melanopsin and Non-rod, Non-cone Photoreception

    • A Functional Syncitium of Directly Light-sensitive Ganglion Cells

  • Non-rod, Non-cone Photoreception in Humans

    • Introduction

    • Novel Photoreceptors Regulate Melatonin

    • Novel Photoreceptors Regulate the Primary Visual Cone Pathway

  • Non-rod, Non-cone Photoreception in Teleost Fish

    • Background

    • Vertebrate Ancient (VA) Opsin and Inner Retinal Photoreception in Teleost Fish

    • A Novel Light Response from VA-opsin- and Melanopsin-expressing Horizontal Cells

    • Action Spectra for the HC–RSD Light Response Identify a Novel Photopigment

    • The Possible Function of HC–RSD Neurones

  • Opsins can be Photosensors or Photoisomerases

  • Placing Candidate Genes and Photopigments into Context

  • Conclusions

  • References