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Neuron. 2004 Mar 25;41(6):839-41.

Need rods? Get glycine receptors and taurine.

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Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Abstract

Taurine, a multifunctional amino acid prevalent in developing nervous tissues, regulates the number of rod photoreceptors in developing postnatal rodent retina. In this issue of Neuron, Young and Cepko show that taurine acts via GlyRalpha2 subunit-containing glycine receptors expressed by retinal progenitor cells at birth.

PMID:
15046714
DOI:
10.1016/s0896-6273(04)00153-9
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