Immunocytochemical identification of photoreceptor populations in the tree shrew retina

Brain Res. 1993 Jul 9;616(1-2):344-50. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(93)90230-k.


The presence and retinal distributions of short-wavelength-sensitive cones, long-wavelength-sensitive cones, and rods were assessed in the retina of the tree shrew Tupaia belangeri using visual pigment antibodies OS-2, COS-1 and anti-rhodopsin, respectively. Results demonstrated a clear immunocytochemical differentiation of the three photoreceptor types with each showing regional variation in density across the retina.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Photoreceptor Cells / cytology*
  • Retina / cytology*
  • Tupaiidae / anatomy & histology*


  • Antibodies