Visual Transduction and Non-Visual Light Perception

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ISBN: 978-1-58829-957-4 (Print) 978-1-59745-374-5 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Evolution of the Visual System

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      Pages 3-13

      An Organ of Exquisite Perfection

  3. Photoreceptor Structure, Function, and Development

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      Pages 17-33

      Development of the Foveal Specialization

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      Pages 35-64

      An Update on the Regulation of Rod Photoreceptor Development

  4. The Retinal Pigment Epithelium and the Visual Cycle

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      Pages 67-86

      Photoreceptor—RPE Interactions

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      Pages 87-122

      Molecular Biology of IRBP and Its Role in the Visual Cycle

  5. Visual Signaling in the Outer Retina

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      Pages 125-140

      Regulation of Photoresponses by Phosphorylation

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      Pages 141-169

      The cGMP Signaling Pathway in Retinal Photoreceptors and the Central Role of Photoreceptor Phosphodiesterase (PDE6)

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      Pages 171-196

      Rhodopsin Structure, function, and Involvement in Retinitis Pigmentosa

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      Pages 197-223

      Multiple Signaling Pathways Govern Calcium Homeostasis in Photoreceptor Inner Segments

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      Pages 225-249

      The Transduction Channels of Rod and Cone Photoreceptors

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      Pages 251-266

      Rhodopsins in Drosophila Color Vision

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      Pages 267-284

      INAD Signaling Complex of Drosophila Photoreceptors

  6. Visual Processing in the Inner Retina

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      Pages 287-304

      Visual Signal Processing in the Inner Retina

  7. Color Vision and Adaptive Processes

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      Pages 307-327

      Human Cone Spectral Sensitivities and Color Vision Deficiencies

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      Pages 329-351

      Luminous Efficiency Functions

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      Pages 353-373

      Cone Pigments and Vision in the Mouse

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      Pages 375-388

      Multifocal Oscillatory Potentials of the Human Retina

  8. Aging and Vision

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      Pages 391-402

      The Aging of the Retina

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      Pages 403-420

      Aging of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium

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      Pages 421-462

      Visual Transduction and Age-Related Changes in Lipofuscin

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