Journal article

Glycine and GABA receptors in the mammalian retina

H Wassle, P Koulen, JH Brandstatter, EL Fletcher, CM Becker

VISION RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1998

Abstract

Molecular cloning has introduced an unexpected diversity of neurotransmitter receptors. In this study we review the types, the localization and possible synaptic function of the inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors in the mammalian retina. Glycine receptors (GlyRs) and their localization in the mammalian retina were analyzed immunocytochemically. Specific antibodies against the alpha 1 subunit of the GlyR (mAb2b) and against all subunits of the GlyR (mAb4a) were used. Both antibodies produced a punctate immunofluorescence, which was shown by electron microscopy to represent clustering of GlyRs at synaptic sites. Synapses expressing the alpha 1 subunit of the GlyR were found on ganglion cell..

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