Visual Transduction and Non-Visual Light Perception

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
  • Colin J. Barnstable

Part of the Ophthalmology Research book series (OPHRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Evolution of the Visual System

    1. George Ayoub
      Pages 3-13
  3. Photoreceptor Structure, Function, and Development

    1. Keely M. Bumsted O'Brien
      Pages 17-33
    2. Edward M. Levine, Sabine Fuhrmann
      Pages 35-64
  4. The Retinal Pigment Epithelium and the Visual Cycle

    1. Silvia C. Finnemann, Yongen Chang
      Pages 67-86
    2. Diane E. Borst, Jeffrey H. Boatright, John M. Nickerson
      Pages 87-122
  5. Visual Signaling in the Outer Retina

  6. Visual Processing in the Inner Retina

    1. Botir T. Sagdullaev, Tomomi Ichinose, Erika D. Eggers, Peter D. Lukasiewicz
      Pages 287-304
  7. Color Vision and Adaptive Processes

    1. Andrew Stockman, Lindsay T. Sharpe
      Pages 307-327
    2. Lindsay T. Sharpe, Andrew Stockman
      Pages 329-351
    3. Gerald H. Jacobs
      Pages 353-373
    4. Anne Kurtenbach, Herbert Jägle
      Pages 375-388
  8. Aging and Vision

    1. Caren Bellmann, José A. Sahel
      Pages 391-402
    2. Michael E. Boulton
      Pages 403-420
    3. Malgorzata RóŻanowski, Bartosz RóŻanowski
      Pages 421-462
  9. Nonphotoreceptor Light Detection and Circadian Rhythms

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 501-509

About this book


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.


Cascade Eye Non-Visual Regulation Transduction Visual genes molecular biology molecular mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
    • 1
  • Colin J. Barnstable
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterPenn State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-957-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-374-5
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