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In examining controls and exposed mice at postnatal day 60, the researchers found that late-born rod photoreceptors and rod and cone bipolar cells increased by 16-30% in exposed offspring, whereas Muller glial cells (also classified as late-born retinal cells) did not increase.
The authors speculate that the increased number of rods and bipolar cells in the lead-exposed animals could accelerate age-related retinal degeneration.
By examining specially stained retinal samples under the microscope, they observed structural changes in bipolar cells in cattle that had been infected with a TSE.
The scientists observed significant changes in the component of the ERG that measures the response of the bipolar cells, supporting their earlier findings.
The researchers needed a simple molecule that could make ganglion and bipolar cells sensitive to light.
Bipolar cells collect light information from these photoreceptor cells and pass it to the ganglion cells, which send it on to the visual processing areas in the brain.
The bipolar cells act post-synaptically to the photoreceptors where they not only transmit but also process the light signal received from rods and cones.
The secondary cells are called ON bipolar cells because they respond to brightening light, as when lights are turned on.
These minute power surges must leap across tiny gaps, or synapses, to trigger similar potentials in bipolar cells and ganglion cells that reside in neighboring retinal layers.