J Kibelbek

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Absorption of a photon by the visual pigment rhodopsin leads to the formation of an activated conformational state, denoted rho*, which is capable of activating the visual G-protein, Gt. The bleaching of rhodopsin can be resolved into a series of spectrally distinct photointermediates. Previous studies suggest that the photointermediate metarhodopsin II(More)
The superfamily of membrane-bound receptors, which function in signal transduction by activating a guanine nucleotide binding protein or G-protein in response to agonist binding, shares a number of structural and mechanistic properties. Among these similarities is downregulation of functional activity via receptor phosphorylation. In this study, the effects(More)
The photochemical intermediate metarhodopsin II (meta II; lambda max = 380 nm) is generally identified with rho*, the conformation of photolyzed rhodopsin which binds and activates the visual G-protein, Gt [Emeis, D., & Hoffman, K.P. (1981) FEBS Lett. 136, 201-207]. Purified bovine rhodopsin was incorporated into vesicles consisting of(More)
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