Receptor Potentials from a Visual Pigment with Two Thermally Stable States

  • S. Hochstein
  • B. Minke
  • P. Hillman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 24)


There are a number of references in the literature to “long-lived” secondary states of visual pigments (summarized by Arden, 1969; also see Brown and White, 1971). Weale (1967) has suggested that these (and other) states might participate in the visual process. There has however, been no direct demonstration of the contribution of any long-lived state to the early receptor potential (ERP) or late receptor potential (LRP).


Action Spectrum Receptor Potential Visual Pigment Narrow Band Interference Middle Trace 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. ARDEN, G.B. 1969. Biophys and Mol. Biol., 19, 373.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. BROWN, J.E., J.R. MURRAY and T.G. SMITH. 1967. Science, 158, 665.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. BROWN, P.K. and R.H. WHITE. 1971. Private communication.Google Scholar
  4. CARR, R.E. and I.M. SIEGEL. 1970. Nature, 225, 88.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. CONE, R.A. 1964. Nature, 204, 736.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. GOLDSTEIN, E.B 1967. Vision Res., 7, 837.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. HILLMAN, P., F.A. DODGE, S. HOCHSTEIN, B. KNIGHT and B. MINKE. 1971. In preparation.Google Scholar
  8. LALL, A.B. 1970. Vision Res., 10, 905.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. NOLTE, J., J.E. BROWN and T.G. SMITH. 1968. Science, 162, 677.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. PAK, W L and R.A. CONE. 1964. Nature, 204, 836.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. PAK, W.L. and T.G. EBREY. 1966. J. Gen. Physiol, 49, 1199.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. STRATTEN, W.P and T.E. OGDEN, 1971. J. Gen. Physiol., 57, 435.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. WEALE, R.A. 1967. Vision Res, 7, 819.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hochstein
    • 1
  • B. Minke
    • 1
  • P. Hillman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Life SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

Personalised recommendations