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Visual transduction and non-visual light perception. (CD-ROM included).


Visual transduction and non-visual light perception. (CD-ROM included)

Ed. by Joyce Tombran-Tink and Colin J. Barnstable.

Humana Press Inc.


509 pages



Ophthalmology Research


Forty-one international academics and researchers contribute 22 chapters discussing the developmental, structural, and molecular mechanisms of the visual transduction cascade. Topics addressed include photoreceptor membrane conductance, how the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) regenerates 11-cis retinal, photoreceptor adaptation to various levels of illumination and the biochemical basis of this phenomenon as well as its psychophysical consequences, how the retina develops into its final structure, how signals are processed in the retinal synaptic layers, and how changes in the retina and RPE influence normal aging. The accompanying CD-ROM contains b&w and color illustrations, organized into folders by chapter number; the CD is compatible with both Mac and PC operating systems. Illustrated with b&w photographs and diagrams.

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