Morrissey M, Shelton S, Brockerhoff S, Hurley J, Kennedy B. PRE-1, a cis element sufficient to enhance cone- and rod- specific expression in differentiating zebrafish photoreceptors. BMC Dev Biol. 2011;11:3 pubmed publisher
..PRE-1 is a novel cis-regulatory module that is sufficient to enhance the initiation of photoreceptor-specific gene expression in differentiating rod and cone photoreceptors. ..
..Our results indicate that mutants with defects in various processes such as photoreceptor synaptic transmission, photoreceptor adaptation and cell-type specific survival and/or function can be identified using this approach. ..
Brockerhoff S, Rieke F, Matthews H, Taylor M, Kennedy B, Ankoudinova I, et al. Light stimulates a transducin-independent increase of cytoplasmic Ca2+ and suppression of current in cones from the zebrafish mutant nof. J Neurosci. 2003;23:470-80 pubmed
..Thus, in addition to stimulating transducin, light also independently induces release of Ca2+ into the photoreceptor cytoplasm. ..