Melatonin receptors are anatomically organized to modulate transmission specifically to cone pathways in the retina of Xenopus laevis

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  • Allan F. Wiechmann,

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    1. Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
    2. Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
    3. Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
    • Department of Cell Biology, 940 Stanton L Young Blvd., BMSB 553, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
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  • David M. Sherry

    1. Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
    2. Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
    3. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
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Abstract

Confocal image of the relative distribution of the Mel1b melatonin receptor (green) and the ON bipolar cell marker guanine nucleotide binding protein alpha, Go α (red) in the retina of Xenopus laevis. Mel1b receptor immunoreactivity is absent from the cell bodies of ON bipolar cells, identifying the Mel1b receptorimmunoreactive bipolar cells as OFF bipolar cells. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Volume 520, Number 6, pages 1115–1127.

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