Structural features of the terminal loop region of frog retinal rod outer segment disk membranes: I. Organization of lipid components.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have applied thin sectioning and freeze-fracture techniques to investigate the terminal loop structure of photoreceptive disks in frog retinal rod outer segments. Our studies of this region demonstrate a highly curved terminal loop bilayer that is continuous with both lamellar bilayers of the disk, and equivalent to them in dimensions and staining properties. Rhodopsin, however, appears to be excluded from this region of high curvature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corless, JM; Fetter, RD; Costello, MJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 257 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 3494751

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cne.902570102


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States