A novel circuit in the mammalian retina.

 

Cartoon CORD

Melanopsin ganglion cells extend dendrites through the inner retina, closely opposed to cone photoreceptors. This is very suggestive of a novel circuit in the mammalian retina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SORD and CORD for website

An example of the two types of Outer Retinal Dendrites; Simple Outer Retinal Dendrites – SORDs on the left, and Complex Outer Retinal Dendrites – on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

Melanopsin VGlut Cross Section p12_adjusted for websiteA cross-section of mouse retina in which a melanopsin ganglion cell ORD (pink) is closely opposed to a cone photoreceptor (green) in the Outer Plexiform Layer.