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Research Article

L-DOPA Is an Endogenous Ligand for OA1

  • Vanessa M Lopez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vanessa M Lopez, Christina L Decatur

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Christina L Decatur equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vanessa M Lopez, Christina L Decatur

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • W. Daniel Stamer,

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Ronald M Lynch,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Brian S McKay mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bsmckay@eyes.arizona.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: September 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060236

About the Authors

Vanessa M Lopez, Christina L Decatur, W. Daniel Stamer, Brian S McKay
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
W. Daniel Stamer, Ronald M Lynch
Department of Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Brian S McKay
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bsmckay@eyes.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

WDS, RML, and BSM conceived and designed the experiments. VML, CLD, and BSM performed the experiments. VML, CLD, WDS, and BSM analyzed the data. RML and BSM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. BSM wrote the paper.