How rod, cone, and melanopsin photoreceptors come together to enlighten the mammalian circadian clock

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Lucas, Robert J; Lall, Gurprit S.; Allen, Annette E; Brown, Timothy M;
(2012)

In mammals, a small number of retinal ganglion cells express melanopsin, an opsin photopigment, allowing them to be directly photoreceptive. A major function of these so-called intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) is to synchronize (entrain) endo... View more
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