Structure and function of a complex sensory synapse
H. Regus-Leidig and J. H. Brandstaštter
Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Received 3 June 2011,
revision requested 13 July 2011,
final revision received 8 August
accepted 24 August 2011
Correspondence: J. H.
Brandstaštter, Animal Physiology,
Department of Biology, University
of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Staudtstr.
5, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.
Vision is the most important of the senses for humans, and the retina is the first
stage in the processing of light signals in the visual system. In the retina, highly
specialized light-sensing neurons, the rod and cone photoreceptors, convert