"Retinal Pigments" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.
- Retinal Pigments
- Pigments, Retinal
- Visual Pigments
- Pigments, Visual
- Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments
- Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal
- Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor
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Tertiary structure and spectral tuning of UV and violet pigments in vertebrates. Gene. 2006 Jan 03; 365:95-103.
Isorhodopsin rather than rhodopsin mediates rod function in RPE65 knock-out mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 11; 100(23):13662-7.
Molecular basis of spectral tuning in the newt short wavelength sensitive visual pigment. Biochemistry. 2003 May 27; 42(20):6025-34.
Immunocytochemical identification of outer segment proteins in the rd chicken. Exp Eye Res. 1990 Aug; 51(2):209-16.