retinal rod


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Noun1.retinal rod - a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
visual cell - one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
retinal purple, rhodopsin, visual purple - a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
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Molday, "The 220-kDa Rim protein of retinal rod outer segments is a member of the ABC transporter superfamily," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Molday, "Glycoproteins specific for the retinal rod outer segment plasma membrane," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta--Biomembranes, vol.
Synaptophysin knockout mice exhibited a significant decrease in synaptic vesicles in retinal rod photoreceptors which disturbs neurotransmitter release and synaptic networkactivity [27].

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