Accession Number:

ADA224406

Title:

The Centriole in Photoreception

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb 1987-May 1989,

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

We recently reported an increase in the number of basal bodies and their associated striated rootlets in the retinal pigment epithelium RPE of mammalian eyes exposed to low level chronic laser radiation 1. The significance of this increase in basal body number is unknown. A more conspicuous location of basal bodies is in the rods and cones of the retina where they provide the vital link between the inner segment and outer segment. Furthermore, there is a resemblance between the RPE basal bodies and the photoreceptor basal bodies in that they form part of a primary cilium 2. Since photoreceptors are more readily approached experimentally, a study of the role of the basal body in these cells was initiated. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE