Studies on the localisation of serotonergic neurones and the types of serotonin receptors in the mammalian retina: Neurobiology of the Inner Retina. NATO ASI Series

N. N. Osborne, N. L. Barnett, H. Ghazi, A. Calas, M. Maitre

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During the past decade there has been considerable debate about whether serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) plays a transmitter role in the vertebrate retina. There is now strong support for the idea that serotonin is a transmitter substance in non-mammalian species, i. e. that serotonin is present in significant amounts in these retinas and can be localized in specific populations of amacrine cells by the Falck and Hillarp method or with immunohistochemical techniques (Ehinger 1982, Osborne et al. 1982, Osborne 1984). However, it still remains to be shown that the amine has a neurotransmitter role in mammalian retina.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurobiology of the Inner Retina
EditorsR. Weiler, N.N. Osborne
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Chapter3
Pages27-39
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-74149-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-74151-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO ASI Series
PublisherSpringer
Volume31
ISSN (Print)1010-8793

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Osborne, N. N., Barnett, N. L., Ghazi, H., Calas, A., & Maitre, M. (1989). Studies on the localisation of serotonergic neurones and the types of serotonin receptors in the mammalian retina: Neurobiology of the Inner Retina. NATO ASI Series. In R. Weiler, & N. N. Osborne (Eds.), Neurobiology of the Inner Retina (pp. 27-39). (NATO ASI Series; Vol. 31). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74149-4_3