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Local peptide movement in the photoreaction intermediate of rhodopsin
  • H. Nakamichi, T. Okada
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 22 August 2006
Photoactivation of the visual rhodopsin, a prototypical G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), involves efficient conversion of the intrinsic inverse-agonist 11-cis-retinal to the all-trans agonist. ThisExpand
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Crystallographic analysis of primary visual photochemistry.
Photochemical cis–trans isomerization of the retinylidene chromophore is the mechanism of the primary visual process in the eye. 11-cis-Retinal is covalently linked not only to the dim-lightExpand
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Photoisomerization mechanism of rhodopsin and 9-cis-rhodopsin revealed by x-ray crystallography.
The primary photochemical process of the visual function has been investigated using the three crystallographic models, 11-cis-rhodopsin, all-trans-bathorhodopsin, and the artificial isomericExpand
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X‐Ray Crystallographic Analysis of 9‐cis‐Rhodopsin, a Model Analogue Visual Pigment †
Recent progress in high‐resolution structural study of rhodopsin has been enabled by a novel selective extraction procedure with rod photoreceptor cells. In this study, we applied the method forExpand
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X-ray crystallography of rhodopsin
Structural studies on retinal proteins have advanced significantly in recent years. Among the proteins whose structure has been solved by X-ray crystallography, rhodopsin is the only one fromExpand
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