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Direct retino-raphe projection alters serotonergic tone and affective behavior.

Ren C, Luan L, Wui-Man Lau B, Huang X, Yang J, Zhou Y, Wu X, Gao J, Pickard GE, So KF, Pu M (2013) Direct retino-raphe projection alters serotonergic tone and affective behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 38(7):1163-1175. doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.35

Summary: Although recent work has shown that some intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are responsible for processing nonimage-forming visual functions, it is unclear whether the ipRGCs or conventional RGCs modulate affective behavior. The authors injected 2 μg of melanopsin-SAP (Cat. #IT-44) into each eye of gerbils, or biotinylated CTB monoclonal antibody coupled to Streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27). The data suggest that retino-raphe signals modulate dorsal raphe nucleus serotonergic tone and affective behavior.

Related Products: Melanopsin-SAP (Cat. #IT-44), Streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27)

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