Loss of Y-cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of monocularly deprived tree shrews

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  • In tree shrews (Tupaia glis) reared with one eye closed, Y-cells were almost entirely absent in the binocular segment of the lateral geniculate laminae receiving input from the deprived eye. Y-cells were found in the monocular segment of these laminae, and in the binocular segment of the laminae with input from the normal eye. X-cells were present in both the deprived and normal laminae and appeared unaffected by the deprivation. A number of abnormal cells were also found, and these were located primarily in the binocular segment where Y-cells were absent.
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  • Science  Journal
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  • Norton TT; Casagrande VA; Murray Sherman S
  • Start Page

  • 784
  • End Page

  • 786
  • Volume

  • 197
  • Issue

  • 4305