Horizontal cells in cat retina with independent dendritic systems

Science. 1975 Jul 11;189(4197):137-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1138370.


Cat horizontal cells are retinal neurons with two functionally distinct parts: the cell body receives signals predominantly from cones, while the terminal arborization receives predominantly from rods. The long thin process connecting these parts neither generates impulses nor allows significant passive electrotonic conduction between them.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Dendrites / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Photoreceptor Cells / physiology
  • Retina / cytology
  • Retina / physiology*