Journal article

Neurochemical architecture of the normal and degenerating rat retina.

EL Fletcher, M Kalloniatis

J Comp Neurol | Published : 1996


We used post-embedding immunocytochemistry to determine the cellular localization of glutamate, gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), glycine, aspartate, glutamine, arginine, and taurine in the normal and degenerating rat retina. Müller's cell function was also evaluated by determining the uptake and degradation characteristics for glutamate. Immunocytochemical localization of amino acids in adult Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and control rat retinas were similar with respect to cell classes. Differences in the intensity of labelling for glutamate, aspartate, glutamine, and glycine were observed in several classes of neurons, but the most prominent differences were shown by bipolar cells of the..

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