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Melanopsin phototransduction: slowly emerging from the dark.

Abstract:

Melanopsin expressing retinal ganglion cells represent a third class of ocular photoreceptors and are involved in irradiance detection and non-image-forming responses to light including pupil constriction, circadian entrainment, and regulation of sleep. Over recent years, there has been a rapid increase in our understanding of the anatomical variety of pRGC subtypes, the regions of the brain which they innervate, and the behavioral responses of melanopsin-based light detection. However, by co...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Progress in brain research
Volume:
199
Pages:
19-40
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1875-7855
ISSN:
0079-6123
URN:
uuid:8132ac47-35ea-4e51-b838-d8411b4a17d1
Source identifiers:
345638
Local pid:
pubs:345638

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