"Retinal Pigments" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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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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