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Petri Ala-Laurila

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

19992020

Research output per year

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Publications

Abstract

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

Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Access
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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

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

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

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

Open Access
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doctoral Thesis

The relation between spectral and thermal properties of vertebrate visual pigments

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

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Editorial

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

Master's thesis
Poster

Is mouse vision more sensitive during the night?

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

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

Mice have better performance at night in a photon detection task

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

Research output: Conference materialsPoster

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

Review Article

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