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Retina Giant-Melanopsin Ganglion Cell

Name: Retina Giant-Melanopsin Ganglion Cell
Description: Recently discovered primate ganglion cell that expresses Melanopsin. Intrinsically photo-sensitive. Morphologically has dendritic arborization that is much wider than the Parasols. Thought to be involved in Pupillary responses.[1]
Synonym(s): Retina Ganglion Cell Giant-Melanopsin
Super-category: Neuron
Id: nlx_144277
Organism: Vertebrata
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Axon Specific Properties

Location of distant axon arborization: Pretectum, Lateral geniculate nucleus


References

  1. Dacey DM et al. (2005) Melanopsin-expressing ganglion cells in primate retina signal colour and irradiance and project to the LGN. Nature 433: 749-54 PubMed

Notes

This page uses this default form:Petilla_neuron

Contributors

Akheitma, Memartone, Slarson



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Facts about Retina Giant-Melanopsin Ganglion CellRDF feed
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionRecently discovered primate ganglion cell that expresses Melanopsin. Intrinsically photo-sensitive. Morphologically has dendritic arborization that is much wider than the Parasols. Thought to be involved in Pupillary responses.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Idnlx_144277  +
LabelRetina Giant-Melanopsin Ganglion Cell  +
LocationOfAxonArborizationPretectum  +, and Lateral geniculate nucleus  +
ModifiedDate4 June 2013  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +
SynonymRetina Ganglion Cell Giant-Melanopsin  +