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Title Visual transduction and non-visual light perception / edited by Joyce Tombran-Tink, Colin J. Barnstable
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 509 pages) : illustrations
Series Ophthalmology research
Ophthalmology research.
Contents An organ of exquisite perfection / George Ayoub -- Development of the Foveal specialization / Keely M. Bumsted O'Brien -- An update on the regulation of rod photoreceptor development / Edward M. Levine and Sabine Fuhrmann -- Photoreceptor-RPE interactions : physiology and molecular mechanisms / Silvia C. Finnemann and Yongen Chang -- Molecular biology of IRBP and its role in the visual cycle / Diane E. Borst, Jeffrey H. Boatright, and John M. Nickerson -- Regulation of photoresponses by phosphorylation / Alecia K. Gross, Qiong Wang, and Theodore G. Wensel -- The cGMP signaling pathway in retinal photoreceptors and the central role of photoreceptor phosphodiesterase (PDE6) / Rick H. Cote -- Rhodopsin structure, function, and involvement in retinitis pigmentosa / Scott Gleim and John Hwa -- Multiple signaling pathways govern calcium homeostasis in photoreceptor inner segments / Tamas Szikra and David Krizaj -- The transduction channels of rod and cone photoreceptors / Dimitri Tränkner -- Rhodopsins in Drosophila color vision / David Jukam, Preet Lidder, and Claude Desplan -- INAD signaling complex of Drosophila photoreceptors / Armin Huber and Nina E. Meyer -- Visual signal processing in the inner retina / Botir T. Sagdullaev, Tomomi Ichinose, Erika D. Eggers, and Peter D. Lukasiewicz -- Human clone spectral sensitivities and color vision deficiencies / Andrew Stockman and Lindsay T. Sharpe -- Luminous efficiency functions / Lindsay T. Sharpe and Andrew Stockman -- Cone pigments and vision in the mouse / Gerald H. Jacobs -- Multifocal oscillatory potentials of the human retina / Anne Kurtenbach and Herbert Jägle -- The aging of the retina / Caren Bellmann and José A. Sahel -- Aging of the retinal pigment epithelium / Michael E. Boulton -- Visual transduction and age-related changes in lipofuscin / Małgorzata Różanowski and Bartosz Różanowski -- A nonspecific system provides nonphotic information for the biological clock / Marian H. Lewandowski -- The circadian clock : physiology, genes, and disease / Michael C. Antle
Summary Remarkable advances have contributed to revolutionizing the study of vertebrate vision. The first step to identifying objects and establishing spatial relationships is the visual transduction cascade, a process that underpins a wide range of ocular diseases and therapies. Toward that, Visual Transduction And Non-Visual Light Perception reveals not only how the eye evolved into an organ of vision, but also describes how molecular mechanisms of key molecules (such as transducins, phosphodiesterases, and CyclicGMP metabolizing enzymes) operate in the phototransduction cascade. In this groundbreaking text, experts also explain mechanisms for sensing readiation outside of the visible wavelengths -- a good example of the limitations of the human sensory systems. Comprehensive and penetrating, Visual Transduction And Non-Visual Light Perception brings together the developmental, structural, and molecular mechanisms of the visual transduction cascade and is an invaluable text for everyone conducting research in the visual system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Visual discrimination.
Cellular signal transduction.
Light Signal Transduction -- physiology
Signal Transduction
Transduction, Genetic
Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate -- physiology
Signal Transduction -- physiology
PSYCHOLOGY -- Physiological Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical.
Cellular signal transduction
Visual discrimination
Form Electronic book
Author Tombran-Tink, Joyce.
Barnstable, Colin J.
ISBN 9781597453745