Goldfish retina: functional polarization of cone horizontal cell dendrites and synapses

Science. 1975 Dec 5;190(4218):989-90. doi: 10.1126/science.1188380.


In serial electron micrographs we observed that dendrites of goldfish cone horizontal cells are either central or lateral in ribbon synaptic triads, depending on cone and horizontal cell type. The chromatic properties of cone horizontal cell responses may be explained if the cone horizontal cells act as interneurons, receiving from cones through their central processes but acting on cones through their lateral processes.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dendrites / ultrastructure
  • Goldfish
  • Neural Pathways / ultrastructure
  • Photoreceptor Cells / cytology
  • Photoreceptor Cells / ultrastructure*
  • Retina / ultrastructure*
  • Synapses / ultrastructure