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Photoreceptor Biology

Edited by Karen Young Kreeger M.P. Gray-Keller, P.B. Detwiler, "The calcium feedback signal in the phototransduction cascade of vertebrate rods," Neuron, 13:849-61, 1994. (Cited in more than 30 publications through June 1996) Comments by Mark Gray-Keller, University of Washington, Seattle The biochemical reactions governing vision are some of the most complex and sensitively regulated processes in the human body. In vertebrate retinal photoreceptors-called the rods and cones-calcium ions play

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Edited by Karen Young Kreeger
M.P. Gray-Keller, P.B. Detwiler, "The calcium feedback signal in the phototransduction cascade of vertebrate rods," Neuron, 13:849-61, 1994. (Cited in more than 30 publications through June 1996)

Comments by Mark Gray-Keller, University of Washington, Seattle

The biochemical reactions governing vision are some of the most complex and sensitively regulated processes in the human body. In vertebrate retinal photoreceptors-called the rods and cones-calcium ions play a key role in the process that converts light into an electrical signal. This transformation of a physical stimulus into a biologically useful signal is the first step in vision.


EYE-OPENER: University of Washington's Mark Gray-Keller and colleagues studied the role of calcium feedback signals in science.
"I think this paper has received a lot of attention because we describe for the first time the magnitude and time course of the change in intracellular calcium that accompanies the...

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