|Author||Kaplan, M. W.|
|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Subject Keyword||BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ♦ RETINA ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ BIOCHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS ♦ BIREFRINGENCE ♦ LIGHT SCATTERING ♦ OPHTHALMOLOGY ♦ PHYSIOLOGY ♦ VISION ♦ BODY ♦ BODY AREAS ♦ EYES ♦ FACE ♦ HEAD ♦ KINETICS ♦ MEDICINE ♦ ORGANS ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ REACTION KINETICS ♦ REFRACTION ♦ SCATTERING ♦ SENSE ORGANS ♦ Physiological Systems ♦ Biochemistry|
|Abstract||A microretardometer--nephelometer was constructed to measure birefringence and forward-direction light scattering concurrently in single retinal rod outer segments (ROS). The relative contributions of light-induced birefringence and light-scattering changes to observed far-red transmission changes measured normal to the cell axis were evaluated in isolated, whole, flash-bleached ROS. No light-scattering transients were found corresponding to the previously reported rapid birefringence loss associated with the metarhodopsin I lead to metarhodopsin II reaction even under conditions in which such a light-scattering change has been reported for outer-segment fragments.|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Place||United States|
|Journal||J. Opt. Soc. Am.|
|Organization||Neurological Sciences Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, Oregon|
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