Journal article

The midget-parvocellular pathway of marmoset retina: A quantitative light microscopic study

Ildiko Telkes, Sammy CS Lee, Patricia R Jusuf, Ulrike Gruenert

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

The midget-parvocellular pathway in foveal retina of primates shows a "private line" (one-to-one) connectivity with cone photoreceptors. The connectivity of this pathway outside the fovea is not well understood. Here, we studied the population of OFF midget bipolar cells across the retinae of marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus) by using light microscopy. Cone pedicles were labeled with peanut agglutinin, OFF midget bipolar cells were labeled with antibodies against CD15, and midget ganglion cells were retrogradely labeled from the lateral geniculate nucleus and subsequently photofilled. Each midget bipolar cell contacts a single cone in foveal retina, but outside the fovea midget bipolar c..

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