Intrinsic Physiological Properties Of Rat Retinal Ganglion Cells With A Comparative Analysis

This paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology by Raymond C S Wong, Shaun L Cloherty, Michael R Ibbotson and Brendan J O’Brien examined properties of retinal ganglion cells types that are conserved through mammalian species by looking at 16 morphologically defined rat and cat retinal ganglion cell types.  Their work demonstrates morphologically distinct retinal ganglion cell types in rat that have homologs in cat retinal ganglion cells, but more importantly also have other intrinsic physiological features that both correlate function and also suggest variations that reflect the species individual environmental and behavioral demands. Continue reading “Intrinsic Physiological Properties Of Rat Retinal Ganglion Cells With A Comparative Analysis”