The Regulatory Role of Dopaminergic Pathways in the Mammalian Outer Retina

  • M. W. Hankins
  • H. Ikeda


This chapter examines the role of dopaminergic pathways in the physiology of the mammalian retina and reviews the current literature regarding this important regulatory retinal pathway. It was my (M.W.H.) good fortune to join Professor Ikeda’s group in 1988, where I began to develop in vitro preparations of the mammalian retina for intracellular recording. This chapter is illustrated by data from neuropharmacological experiments performed in the Vision Research Unit during the period of 1988–1993.


Receptive Field Horizontal Cell Dopaminergic Pathway Mammalian Retina Control Retina 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Hankins
    • 1
  • H. Ikeda
    • 1
  1. 1.The Vision Research Unit (U.M.D.S.), The Rayne InstituteSt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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