edited by Neville Osborne and Gerald Chader, 296 pp, with illus, Elmsford, NY, Pergamon Press Ltd, 1988, $118.
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Volume 7 of this series offers a compendium of reviews aimed at the basic scientist. The nine chapters are a sampling of current research on the retina, with many of the individual chapters following themes from earlier volumes in the Progress in Retinal Research series. For example, retinal development is represented here by a discussion of cell lineages in the retina. Photoreceptor proteins appear in the context of molecular modeling of the photopigment rhodopsin and also in a separate discussion of the current state of molecular genetics of the photoreceptor. Catecholamines in the retina are presented both as bona fide neurotransmitters and as a potential modulator of rhythmic photoreceptor metabolism. Electrophysiology of neural circuitry is well represented in a retrospective review on progress in the catfish retina over the past 20 years. Retinal vasculature, also a recurring theme in this series, is discussed from the point of view
Roof D. Progress in Retinal Research, Volume 7. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(1):27. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070030033018
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