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Research Article

A Dendrite-Autonomous Mechanism for Direction Selectivity in Retinal Starburst Amacrine Cells

  • Susanne E Hausselt,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Optics, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Thomas Euler mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: teuler@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Optics, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Peter B Detwiler,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Winfried Denk

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Optics, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: July 10, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050185

About the Authors

Susanne E Hausselt, Thomas Euler, Winfried Denk
Department of Biomedical Optics, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Peter B Detwiler
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: teuler@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

TE and WD designed the experiments with contributions by SEH and PBD. SEH performed most of the experiments, with TE contributing the remainder. The data were analyzed by SEH and TE and interpreted by SEH, TE, PBD, and WD. The paper was written by SEH, TE, PBD, and WD.