Robert Lucas
Robert Lucas
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Manchester
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Melanopsin and rod–cone photoreceptive systems account for all major accessory visual functions in mice
S Hattar, RJ Lucas, N Mrosovsky, S Thompson, RH Douglas, MW Hankins, ...
Nature 424 (6944), 75-81, 2003
Regulation of mammalian circadian behavior by non-rod, non-cone, ocular photoreceptors
MS Freedman, RJ Lucas, B Soni, M von Schantz, M Muñoz, Z David-Gray, ...
Science 284 (5413), 502-504, 1999
Measuring and using light in the melanopsin age
RJ Lucas, SN Peirson, DM Berson, TM Brown, HM Cooper, CA Czeisler, ...
Trends in neurosciences 37 (1), 1-9, 2014
Diminished pupillary light reflex at high irradiances in melanopsin-knockout mice
RJ Lucas, S Hattar, M Takao, DM Berson, RG Foster, KW Yau
Science 299 (5604), 245-247, 2003
Melanopsin cells are the principal conduits for rod–cone input to non-image-forming vision
AD Güler, JL Ecker, GS Lall, S Haq, CM Altimus, HW Liao, AR Barnard, ...
Nature 453 (7191), 102-105, 2008
Characterization of an ocular photopigment capable of driving pupillary constriction in mice
RJ Lucas, RH Douglas, RG Foster
Nature neuroscience 4 (6), 621-626, 2001
Regulation of the mammalian pineal by non-rod, non-cone, ocular photoreceptors
RJ Lucas, MS Freedman, M Munoz, JM Garcia-Fernández, RG Foster
Science 284 (5413), 505-507, 1999
Addition of human melanopsin renders mammalian cells photoresponsive
Z Melyan, EE Tarttelin, J Bellingham, RJ Lucas, MW Hankins
Nature 433 (7027), 741-745, 2005
Distinct contributions of rod, cone, and melanopsin photoreceptors to encoding irradiance
GS Lall, VL Revell, H Momiji, J Al Enezi, CM Altimus, AD Güler, C Aguilar, ...
Neuron 66 (3), 417-428, 2010
Neural reprogramming in retinal degeneration
RE Marc, BW Jones, JR Anderson, K Kinard, DW Marshak, JH Wilson, ...
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 48 (7), 3364-3371, 2007
Calcium imaging reveals a network of intrinsically light-sensitive inner-retinal neurons
S Sekaran, RG Foster, RJ Lucas, MW Hankins
Current biology 13 (15), 1290-1298, 2003
Melanopsin contributions to irradiance coding in the thalamo-cortical visual system
TM Brown, C Gias, M Hatori, SR Keding, PJ Coffey, J Gigg, HD Piggins, ...
PLoS Biol 8 (12), e1000558, 2010
Melanopsin-positive intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells: from form to function
TM Schmidt, MTH Do, D Dacey, R Lucas, S Hattar, A Matynia
Journal of Neuroscience 31 (45), 16094-16101, 2011
Human melanopsin forms a pigment maximally sensitive to blue light (λmax ≈ 479 nm) supporting activation of Gq/11 and Gi/o signalling cascades
HJ Bailes, RJ Lucas
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1759), 20122987, 2013
The primary visual pathway in humans is regulated according to long-term light exposure through the action of a nonclassical photopigment
MW Hankins, RJ Lucas
Current Biology 12 (3), 191-198, 2002
Melanopsin-based brightness discrimination in mice and humans
TM Brown, S Tsujimura, AE Allen, J Wynne, R Bedford, G Vickery, ...
Current Biology 22 (12), 1134-1141, 2012
Melanopsin-dependent photoreception provides earliest light detection in the mammalian retina
S Sekaran, D Lupi, SL Jones, CJ Sheely, S Hattar, KW Yau, RJ Lucas, ...
Current Biology 15 (12), 1099-1107, 2005
Evolution of melanopsin photoreceptors: discovery and characterization of a new melanopsin in nonmammalian vertebrates
J Bellingham, SS Chaurasia, Z Melyan, C Liu, MA Cameron, EE Tarttelin, ...
PLoS Biol 4 (8), e254, 2006
A “melanopic” spectral efficiency function predicts the sensitivity of melanopsin photoreceptors to polychromatic lights
J Enezi, V Revell, T Brown, J Wynne, L Schlangen, R Lucas
Journal of biological rhythms 26 (4), 314-323, 2011
How rod, cone, and melanopsin photoreceptors come together to enlighten the mammalian circadian clock
RJ Lucas, GS Lall, AE Allen, TM Brown
Progress in brain research 199, 1-18, 2012
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