Image: bipolar cells receiving inputs from cones


#1

Came across this interesting image today

Bipolar: green
Cones: red

I wrote to the author Wei Li asking what blue dots are. Will update!


#2

that is sooooo cool!


#3

is that how the bp cells really looks like when connected to a cb so what we would trace as 11 different cells is in reality only one?


#4

I'm still trying to get an answer to this!


#5

Found article:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8548943_Direct_synaptic_connections_between_rods_and_OFF_cone_bipolar_cells_in_the_rabbit_retina

It's rabbit retina, cells look perhaps a bit different in mouse retina.
First thought green looks like horizontal cell in mouse retina:

but certainly author is correct :slight_smile:
Cell bodies of bipolars are out of dataset in our set, and we only see the dendrites. @annkri , and i think dendrites in our set are just expanding less laterally then in rabbit-eye (only one cell).
After studying a bit the original paper, i would say:

green: dendritic field of off-cone bipolar cell (Ba1) in rabbit-eye. Cell contacts with red and blue
red: cone pedicles
blue: rod spherules