horizontal cell

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horizontal cell

A neuron of the inner nuclear layer of the retina. The axons of these cells run horizontally and connect various parts of the retina.
See also: cell
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The team of neuroscientists shows that retinal horizontal cells, which are nerve cells once thought only to talk to neighboring nerve cells and not even to the brain, are light sensitive themselves.
Focusing their efforts on the melanopsin light sensor, which is responsible for sensing day and night but barely involved - in mammals, at least - in seeing images, Yau's team looked for melanopsin-containing cells in other vertebrates, and found some in the retinal horizontal cells in goldfish and catfish.
The team took electrical readings from single isolated retinal horizontal cells.