1. 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.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Retina bipolar GLU cellSomaNMDA.In Salamander (Matsui K et al, 19981 ).
Retina bipolar GLU cellAxon terminalGlutamateactivate both NMDA and nonNMDA receptors of ganglion cellsActivation 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, 19981 ). (Hartveit E, 19992 ).
Retina photoreceptor cone GLU cellAxon terminalGlutamateHorizontal cell dendritic and axon terminals; probably also bipolar cell terminals.Matsui K, Hosoi N and Tachibana M, 1998 (Matsui K et al, 19981 ).
Retina photoreceptor rod GLU cellAxon terminalGlutamateHorizontal cell dendritic and axon terminals; probably also bipolar cell terminals.Matsui K, Hosoi N and Tachibana M, 1998 (Matsui K et al, 19981 ).
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, 19981 ). 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, 19983 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  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.
2.  Hartveit E. (1999) Reciprocal synaptic interactions between rod bipolar cells and amacrine cells in the rat retina. J Neurophysiol 81:2923-36 [Journal] .
3.  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.