Yoshinobu Aman

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PURPOSE Rods and cones differ in their photoresponse characteristics, morphology, and susceptibilities to certain diseases. To contribute to the studies at the molecular level of these differences, we tried to identify genes expressed preferentially in rods or cones. METHODS From purified carp rods and cones, we extracted their RNA and obtained(More)
PURPOSE Visual pigment is phosphorylated and inactivated after light stimulus. The responsible enzyme is known as rhodopsin kinase or G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 1 (GRK1) in rods. We recently showed that the kinase in cones (GRK7) has much higher activity than GRK1 in rods in carp retina. During the course of these studies, we realized that there are(More)
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