Roger S. Fager

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The main light-activated enzyme of the vertebrate photoreceptor is cGMP phosphodiesterase, whose product is GMP. GMP would be broken down to guanosine by the enzyme 5'-nucleotidase on the cytoplasmic (extradiscal) surface of the disks. The presence of 5'-nucleotidase on the cytoplasmic surface was verified by using sucrose continuous gradients to show its(More)
Calcium trapped within sonicated and resealed bovine rod outer segment disks is released upon light exposure with a stoichiometry of 0.75 +/- 0.05 calcium for each rhodopsin bleached. The amount of calcium liberated is proportional to the amount of bleaching in the range of 20 to 100% bleaching and is relatively insensitive to the internal trapped calcium(More)
The enzymes of DNA polymerization and DNA precursor synthesis are assembled in the replitase complex during the S phase of the cell cycle. Cross-inhibition is a phenomenon shown by enzymes of the replitase complex, in which inhibition of one enzyme of the complex leads to inhibition of a second, unrelated enzyme. This inhibition occurs only in vivo and only(More)
Chicken rod and cone pigments are chromatographically resolved using a combination of stepwise elution from a concanavalin A affinity column and a secondary ion exchange purification. The rod pigment rhodopsin and the cone pigment iodopsin are purified to homogeneity. There is a partial separation of three other cone pigments: chicken green, chicken blue,(More)