1. Satoh H, Aoki K, Watanabe SI and Kaneko A. (1998) L-type calcium channels in the axon terminal of mouse bipolar cells. Neuroreport 9:2161-5.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Retina bipolar GLU cellAxon terminalI Calcium.Activation of the Ca2+ current by depolarization as short as 15 ms in a single bipolar cell evokes the glutamatergic postsynaptic currents, of both both NMDA and non-NMDA types, in the Ganglion cells (Matsui K et al, 19982 ). In mouse retinal bipolar cells, T-type Ca currents were recorded in soma, while L-type currents were recorded from axonal terminal (Satoh H et al, 19981 ).
Retina bipolar GLU cellSomaI Calcium.Voltage-dependent Ca currents are seen in isolated bipolar cells (Lasater EM, 19883 ). In gold fish retinal bipolar cells, four currents are observed: Ca currents, voltage- and calcium-dependent K currents, and Ih current (Kaneko A and Tachibana M, 19854 ). In mouse retinal bipolar cells, T-type Ca currents were recorded in soma, while L-type currents were recorded from axonal terminal (Satoh H et al, 19981 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Satoh H, Aoki K, Watanabe SI and Kaneko A. (1998) L-type calcium channels in the axon terminal of mouse bipolar cells. Neuroreport 9:2161-5.
2.  Matsui K, Hosoi N and Tachibana M. (1998) Excitatory synaptic transmission in the inner retina: paired recordings of bipolar cells and neurons of the ganglion cell layer. J Neurosci 18:4500-10.
3.  Lasater EM. (1988) Membrane currents of retinal bipolar cells in culture. J Neurophysiol 60:1460-80 [Journal] .
4.  Kaneko A and Tachibana M. (1985) A voltage-clamp analysis of membrane currents in solitary bipolar cells dissociated from Carassius auratus. J Physiol 358:131-52.