Need rods? Get glycine geceptors and taurine

René C. Rentería, Juliette Johnson, David R. Copenhagen

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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 GlyRα2 subunit-containing glycine receptors expressed by retinal progenitor cells at birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 25 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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