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Science. 1977 Aug 19;197(4305):784-6.

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


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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