Image of a ventral photoreceptor cell (right) stained
with  anti-opsin antibody (left). Work performed by  Alain Dabdoub, Richard Payne and B-A Battelle.




Richard setting out for a day in the lab.







Recent Publications: click here for PubMed search

Ukhanov, K., Flores, T.M., Pitts, C.H., Mohapatra, P., Sheng-Hsiao, H. and Payne R.  (1995) Measurement of intracellular calcium in Limulus ventral photoreceptors using fluorescent dyes.  J. Gen. Physiol. 105, 95-116

Ukhanov K. and Payne R. (1997) Rapid coupling of calcium release to depolarization in Limulus Polyphemus ventral photoreceptors as revealed by microphotolysis and confocal microscopy. J. Neuroscience 17, 1701-1709

Hsiao H.S. and R. Payne (1998)  Light-induced Mn2+ influx in Limulus photoreceptors. J.  Comp. Physiol. A 183, 193-202

Ukhanov K., Ukhanova M., Taylor C.W and Payne R. (1998). Putative  inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate receptor localized to endoplasmic reticulum in Limulus photoreceptors. Neuroscience 86, 23-28.

Chen F.H., Ukhanova M., Thomas D., Afshar G., Tanda S., Battelle B.-A. and Payne R. (1999)  Molecular cloning of a putative cyclic nucleotide gated ion channel from Limulus Polyphemus. J. Neurochemistry 72, 461-471. 

Dabdoub A. and Payne R., (1999)  Protein Kinase C Activators Inhibit the Visual Cascade in Limulus polyphemus Ventral Photoreceptors at an Early Stage. J. Neuroscience 19, 10262-10269.

Payne R. and Demas J, (2000)  Timing of calcium release from intracellular stores and the electrical response of Limulus ventral photoreceptors J. Gen. Physiol. 115, 735-748. [Text

Battelle B., A. Dabdoub,  M.A. Malone,  A.W. Andrews, C. Cacciatore, B.G. Calman, W.C. Smith, Payne R. (2001) Immunocytochemical localization of opsin, visual arrestin, myosin III and calmodulin in Limulus lateral eye retinular cells and ventral photoreceptors. J. Comp. Neurol. 435, 211-225.

Chen F.H., Baumann A., Payne R., and Lisman J.E. (2001). A cGMP-gated channel subunit in Limulus photoreceptors Vis. Neurosci. 18, 517-526

Dabdoub A., Payne R., and Jinks R.N. (2002) Protein Kinase C-Induced Disorganization and Endocytosis of Photosensitive Membrane in Limulus Ventral Photoreceptors J. Comp. Neurol. 442, 217-225

J.E. Lisman, Edwin A. Richard, Sridhar Raghavachari and Richard Payne.(2002) Simultaneous Roles for Ca2+ in Excitation and Adaptation of Limulus Ventral Photoreceptors. in Photoreceptors and Calcium, edited by Wolfgang Baehr and Krzysztof Palczewski. Landes Bioscience.      To read this paper click here 

Wang Y, Deshpande M., Payne R. (2002) 2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate inhibits phototransduction and blocks voltage-gated potassium channels in Limulus ventral photoreceptors. Cell Calcium 32, 209-216.

Bandyopadhyay B.C and Payne R. (2004) Variants of TRP ion channel mRNA present in horseshoe crab ventral eye and brain. J. Neurochem. 91, 825-835