Publications by authors named "Wayne I L Davies"

26Publications

Visual opsin expression and morphological characterization of retinal photoreceptors in the pouched lamprey (Geotria australis, Gray).

J Comp Neurol 2020 Dec 18. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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December 2020

Short-wavelength-sensitive 2 (Sws2) visual photopigment models combined with atomistic molecular simulations to predict spectral peaks of absorbance.

PLoS Comput Biol 2020 10 21;16(10):e1008212. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI), University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States of America.

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October 2020

Elucidation of Cellular Mechanisms That Regulate the Sustained Contraction and Relaxation of the Mammalian Iris.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2020 Sep;61(11)

Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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September 2020

Visual Opsin Diversity in Sharks and Rays.

Mol Biol Evol 2020 03;37(3):811-827

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia.

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March 2020

Differential stability of variant gene transcripts in myopic patients.

Mol Vis 2019 17;25:183-193. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

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August 2019

Leber Congenital Amaurosis Associated with Mutations in CEP290, Clinical Phenotype, and Natural History in Preparation for Trials of Novel Therapies.

Ophthalmology 2018 06 3;125(6):894-903. Epub 2018 Feb 3.

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom; University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Visual pigments in a palaeognath bird, the emu Dromaius novaehollandiae: implications for spectral sensitivity and the origin of ultraviolet vision.

Proc Biol Sci 2016 07;283(1834)

School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia.

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July 2016

Evolution of Vertebrate Phototransduction: Cascade Activation.

Mol Biol Evol 2016 08 11;33(8):2064-87. Epub 2016 May 11.

School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

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August 2016

An extended family of novel vertebrate photopigments is widely expressed and displays a diversity of function.

Genome Res 2015 Nov 8;25(11):1666-79. Epub 2015 Oct 8.

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom;

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November 2015

De novo point mutations in patients diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy.

Brain 2015 Jul 16;138(Pt 7):1817-32. Epub 2015 May 16.

4 Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK 16 Department of Clinical Genetics, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK

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July 2015

CNTF Gene Therapy Confers Lifelong Neuroprotection in a Mouse Model of Human Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Mol Ther 2015 Aug 21;23(8):1308-1319. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, London, UK. Electronic address:

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August 2015

The hypothalamic photoreceptors regulating seasonal reproduction in birds: a prime role for VA opsin.

Front Neuroendocrinol 2015 Apr 22;37:13-28. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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April 2015

How parrots see their colours: novelty in the visual pigments of Platycercus elegans.

J Exp Biol 2013 Dec;216(Pt 23):4454-61

Centre for Behavioural Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK.

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December 2013

The nocturnal bottleneck and the evolution of activity patterns in mammals.

Proc Biol Sci 2013 Aug 3;280(1765):20130508. Epub 2013 Jul 3.

Centre for Behaviour and Neuroscience, Department of Chronobiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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August 2013

Cone photoreceptor neuroprotection conferred by CNTF in a novel in vivo model of battlefield retinal laser injury.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013 Aug 13;54(8):5456-65. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Levels 5-6 West Wing, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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August 2013

Variations in opsin coding sequences cause x-linked cone dysfunction syndrome with myopia and dichromacy.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013 Feb 15;54(2):1361-9. Epub 2013 Feb 15.

University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom.

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February 2013

Evolution and functional characterisation of melanopsins in a deep-sea chimaera (elephant shark, Callorhinchus milii).

PLoS One 2012 14;7(12):e51276. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia Oceans Institute and Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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June 2013