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Petri Ala-Laurila

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

19992020

Research output per year

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Publications

2020

Mice Reach Higher Visual Sensitivity at Night by Using a More Efficient Behavioral Strategy

Koskela, S., Turunen, T. & Ala-Laurila, P., 6 Jan 2020, In : Current Biology. 30, 1, p. 42–53 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Seeing Beyond Violet: UV Cones Guide High-Resolution Prey-Capture Behavior in Fish

Westö, J. & Ala-Laurila, P., 22 Jul 2020, In : Neuron. 107, 2, p. 207-209 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

2019

Mice have better performance at night in a photon detection task

Koskela, S., Turunen, T. & Ala-Laurila, P., 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

Paradoxical Rules of Spike Train Decoding Revealed at the Sensitivity Limit of Vision

Smeds, L., Takeshita, D., Turunen, T., Tiihonen, J. S., Westö, J., Martyniuk, N., Seppänen, A. J. & Ala-Laurila, P., 6 Nov 2019, In : Neuron. 104, 3, p. 576-+ 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2017

Processing of single-photon responses in the mammalian On and Off retinal pathways at the sensitivity limit of vision

Takeshita, D., Smeds, L. & Ala-Laurila, P., 5 Apr 2017, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences. 372, 1717, 10 p., 20160073.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Rods progressively escape saturation to drive visual responses in daylight conditions

Tikidji-Hamburyan, A., Reinhard, K., Storchi, R., Dietter, J., Seitter, H., Davis, K. E., Idrees, S., Mutter, M., Walmsley, L., Bedford, R. A., Ueffing, M., Ala-Laurila, P., Brown, T. M., Lucas, R. J. & Muench, T. A., 27 Nov 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 17 p., 1813.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The absolute limits of increment and decrement detection at low light levels

Koskela, S., Kilpeläinen, M., Laihi, A., Takeshita, D. & Ala-Laurila, P., 2017.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

2016

Is mouse vision more sensitive during the night?

Koskela, S. & Ala-Laurila, P., 2016.

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

Vision at its sensitivity limit: Linking neural circuit function with behavior

Smeds, L. K., Takeshita, D., Turunen, T. A. I., Tiihonen, J. & Ala-Laurila, P. J., 2016.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Visual Neuroscience: How Do Moths See to Fly at Night?

Ala-Laurila, P., 21 Mar 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 6, p. R231-R233 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
2015

Melatonin Suppression by Light in Humans Is More Sensitive Than Previously Reported

Vartanian, G. V., Li, B. Y., Chervenak, A. P., Walch, O. J., Pack, W., Ala-Laurila, P. & Wong, K. Y., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Biological Rhythms. 30, 4, p. 351-354 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2014

Coincidence Detection of Single-Photon Responses in the Inner Retina at the Sensitivity Limit of Vision

Ala-Laurila, P. & Rieke, F., 2014, In : Current Biology. 24, 24, p. 2888–2898 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2011

Activation of Visual Pigments by Light and Heat

Luo, D-G., Yue, W. W. S., Ala-Laurila, P. & Yau, K-W., 2011, In : Science. 332, 6035, p. 1307-1312 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cone photoreceptor contributions to noise and correlations in the retinal output

Ala-Laurila, P., Greschner, M., Chichilnisky, E. J. & Rieke, F., 2011, In : Nature Neuroscience. 14, 10, p. 1309-1316 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2009

The 9-methyl group of retinal is essential for rapid Meta II decay and phototransduction quenching in red cones

Estevez, M. E., Kolesnikov, A. V., Ala-Laurila, P., Crouch, R. K., Govardovskii, V. I. & Cornwall, M. C., 2009, In : Journal of General Physiology. 134, p. 137-150 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The action of 11-cis-retinol on cone opsins and intact cone photoreceptors

Ala-Laurila, P., Cornwall, M. C., Crouch, R. K. & Kono, M., 2009, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284, 24, p. 16492-16500 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2007

A perfect marriage: Molecular genetics ties the knot with electrophysiology in studies of visual transduction

Cornwall, M. C. & Ala-Laurila, P., 2007, In : Journal of General Physiology. 130, 1, p. 7-10 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Chromophore switch from 11-cis-dehydroretinal (A2) to 11-cis-retinal (A1) decreases dark noise in salamander red rods

Ala-Laurila, P., Donner, K., Crouch, R. K. & Cornwall, M. C., 2007, In : Journal of Physiology. 585, 1, p. 57-74 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Visual cycle and its metabolic support in gecko photoreceptors

Kolesnikov, A. V., Ala-Laurila, P., Shukolyukov, S. A., Crouch, R. K., Wiggert, B., Estevez, M. E., Govardovskii, V. I. & Cornwall, M. C., 2007, In : Vision Research. 47, p. 363-374 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Visual pigments of Baltic Sea fishes of marine and limnic origin

Jokela-Määttä, M., Smura, T., Aaltonen, A., Ala-Laurila, P. & Donner, K., 2007, In : Visual Neuroscience. 24, 3, p. 389-398 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2006

Turning cones off: the role of the 9-methyl group of retinal in red cones

Estevez, M. E., Ala-Laurila, P., Crouch, R. K. & Cornwall, M. C., 2006, In : Journal of General Physiology. 128, p. 671-685 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Visual cycle: Dependence of retinol production and removal on photoproduct decay and cell morphology

Ala-Laurila, P., Kolesnikov, A. V., Crouch, R. K., Tsina, E., Shukolyukov, S. A., Govardovskii, V. I., Koutalos, Y., Wiggert, B., Estevez, M. E. & Cornwall, M. C., 2006, In : Journal of General Physiology. 128, p. 153-169 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2005

The photoactivation energy of the visual pigment in two spectrally different populations of Mysis relicta (Crustacea, Mysida)

Pahlberg, J., Lindström, M., Ala-Laurila, P., Fyhrquist-Vanni, N., Koskelainen, A. & Donner, K., 2005, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology . 191, p. 837-844 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2004

On the relation between the photoactivation energy and the absorbance spectrum of visual pigments

Ala-Laurila, P., Pahlberg, J., Koskelainen, A. & Donner, K., 2004, In : Vision Research. 44, p. 2153-2158 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Physiological and microfluorometric studies of reduction and clearance of retinal in bleached rod photoreceptors

Tsina, E., Chen, C. H., Koutalos, Y., Ala-Laurila, P., Tsacopoulos, M., Wiggert, B., Crouch, R. K. & Cornwall, M. C., 2004, In : Journal of General Physiology. 124, p. 429-443 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Thermal activation and photoactivation of visual pigments

Ala-Laurila, P., Donner, K. & Koskelainen, A., 2004, In : Biophysical Journal. 2004 / 86, p. 3653-3662 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2003

The relation between spectral and thermal properties of vertebrate visual pigments

Ala-Laurila, P., 2003, Helsinki. 103 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

The thermal contribution to photoactivation in A2 visual pigments studied by temperature effects on spectral properties

Ala-Laurila, P., Albert, R. J., Saarinen, P., Koskelainen, A. & Donner, K., 2003, In : Visual Neuroscience. 20, 4, p. 411-419 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2002

Temperature effects on spectral properties of red and green rods in toad retina

Ala-Laurila, P., Saarinen, P., Albert, R., Koskelainen, A. & Donner, K., 2002, In : Visual Neuroscience. 19, p. 781-792 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2000

Measurement of thermal contribution to photoreceptor sensitivity

Koskelainen, A., Ala-Laurila, P., Fyhrquist, N. & Donner, K., 2000, In : Nature. 403, p. 220-223 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

1999