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Harnessing the Sun to See Anew.

Neuron 2019 06;102(6):1093-1095

Center for Neuroscience and Depts of Ophthalmology & Vision Science and Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA. Electronic address:

Light drives vision by directly activating opsin-based visual pigments in rod and cone photoreceptors. In this issue of Neuron, Morshedian et al. (2019) show that light also drives regeneration of the cone visual pigments via an elegant biochemical mechanism in Müller glial cells of the neural retina that can contribute to sustained cone function under daytime conditions.

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