Acetylcholinesterase Activity and Alpha-Bungarotoxin Binding in the Inner Retina of a Marine Teleost

  • S. Deplano
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 31)

Abstract

Acetylcholine (ACh) is accepted as a retinal neurotransmitter, and a specific class of amacrine cells in mammals have been elucidated as cholinergic neurons (Masland et al., 1984, Voigt, 1986). Specific identification of such neurons provides new impetus for an investigation both of the enzymes involved in the cholinergic system (e.g., the ACh-hydrolyzing enzyme, and acetylcholinesterase, AChE) and of the locations of acetylcholine receptors.

Keywords

Dopamine Retina Stratification Neurol Choline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Deplano
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  1. 1.Institute of Comparative AnatomyUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly

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