Regulation of potassium levels by glial cells in the retina

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Abstract

Glial cells in the retina play an important role in clearing light-evoked increases in potassium from extracellular space. Glial cells of the honeybee drone retina remove excess K+ by net uptake of the ion and by K+-mediated current flow through intracellular pathways. In the vertebrate retina, the high membrane conductance of the endfoot process of Müller (glial) cells directs excess retinal K+ into the vitreous humor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Volume8
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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