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Melanopsin and rod-cone photoreceptive systems account for all major accessory visual functions in mice.

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In the mammalian retina, besides the conventional rod-cone system, a melanopsin-associated photoreceptive system exists that conveys photic information for accessory visual functions such as pupillary light reflex and circadian photo-entrainment. On ablation of the melanopsin gene, retinal ganglion cells that normally express melanopsin are no longer intrinsically photosensitive. Furthermore, pupil reflex, light-induced phase delays of the circadian clock and period lengthening of the circadi...

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10.1038/nature01761

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
424
Issue:
6944
Pages:
76-81
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:d6189682-0bdb-4e72-b24b-635951cf30ba
Source identifiers:
101242
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pubs:101242

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