Journal article

The DAPI-3 amacrine cells of the rabbit retina

LL Wright, CL Macqueen, GN Elston, HM Young, DV Pow, DI Vaney

VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 1997

Abstract

In the rabbit retina, the nuclear dye, 4,6,diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), selectively labels a third type of amacrine cell, in addition to the previously characterized type a and type b cholinergic amacrine cells. In this study, these "DAPI-3" amacrine cells have been characterized with respect to their somatic distribution, dendritic morphology, and neurotransmitter content by combining intracellular injection of biotinylated tracers with wholemount immunocytochemistry. There are about 100,000 DAPI-3 amacrine cells in total, accounting for 2% of all amacrine cells in the rabbit retina, and their cell density ranges from about 130 cells/mm2 in far-peripheral retina to 770 cells/mm2 in the ..

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