Immunocytochemical discrimination of visual pigments in the retinal photoreceptors of the nocturnal gecko Teratoscincus scincus

Á Szél, P. Röhlich, V. Govardovskii

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Abstract

Using a monoclonal antibody (COS-1) against a chicken cone visual pigment and an anti-rhodopsin serum, two visual pigments were distinguished in the gecko retina. One pigment, recognized by the monoclonal antibody COS-1, was found in the outer segments of all photoreceptor cells except the thinner members of type C double cells and the middle members of the triplet cells. These COS-1-negative photoreceptors contained another pigment which could be demonstrated by the anti-rhodopsin serum. Based on an earlier microspectrophotometric study, the visual pigment recognized by COS-1 is a green-sensitive pigment, while the one demonstrated by anti-rhodopsin is a blue-sensitive photopigment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-904
Number of pages10
JournalExperimental Eye Research
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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