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A new method for obtaining isolated photoreceptors from the amphibian retina

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Abstract

A new method is described for obtaining isolated rods and cones by physical dissociation of the retina. The method gives a large yield of isolated photoreceptors, without any changes in membrane properties that enzymatic dissociation techniques might produce. Photovoltages and photocurrents recorded from rods isolated in this way are presented.

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Correspondence to Martin Wilson.

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Wilson, M., Attwell, D. A new method for obtaining isolated photoreceptors from the amphibian retina. Pflugers Arch. 399, 238–240 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00656722

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Key words

  • Retina
  • Photoreceptor
  • Rod
  • Cone
  • Isolated Cell