1. Tian N and Slaughter MM. (1995) Functional properties of a metabotropic glutamate receptor at dendritic synapses of ON bipolar cells in the amphibian retina. Vis Neurosci 12:755-65.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Retina bipolar GLU cellDistal equivalent dendriteGlutamateFrom photoreceptorThe balance between synaptic (glutamatergic) and non-synaptic conductance indicates that the synapse will not shunt the cell and the conductance ratio serves to maximize incremental gain at the photoreceptor to ON bipolar synapse.(Tian N and Slaughter MM, 19951 ). Three types of glutamate receptors for 1) cone-activated receptors of HCs; 2) cone-activated receptors of OFF-BPs; and 3) rod-activated receptors found in HCs and BPs (Kim HG and Miller RF, 19932 ). Response to glutamate in isolated bipolar cells(Attwell D et al, 19873 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Tian N and Slaughter MM. (1995) Functional properties of a metabotropic glutamate receptor at dendritic synapses of ON bipolar cells in the amphibian retina. Vis Neurosci 12:755-65.
2.  Kim HG and Miller RF. (1993) Properties of synaptic transmission from photoreceptors to bipolar cells in the mudpuppy retina. J Neurophysiol 69:352-60 [Journal] .
3.  Attwell D, Mobbs P, Tessier-Lavigne M and Wilson M. (1987) Neurotransmitter-induced currents in retinal bipolar cells of the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. J Physiol 387:125-61.