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Tiffany Schmidt; New roles for intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.
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Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells represent a recently discovered class of photosensitive retinal ganglion cell. When ipRGCs were first discovered, it was believed that they were important solely for subconscious, or non-image forming behaviors. However, mounting evidence links recently discovered subtypes of ipRGCs to important roles in image forming vision. Our recent evidence suggests that ipRGCs are crucial for relay of contrast information for visual behavior, and that melanopsin signaling within ipRGCs also plays an important role in vision.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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