Functional Properties of Opsins and their Contribution to Light-Sensing Physiology

@inproceedings{Terakita2014FunctionalPO,
  title={Functional Properties of Opsins and their Contribution to Light-Sensing Physiology},
  author={A. Terakita and T. Nagata},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  year={2014}
}
Many animals have developed systems for sensing environmental conditions during evolution. In sensory cells, receptor molecules are responsible for their sensing abilities. In light sensing, most animals capture light information via rhodopsin-like photoreceptive proteins known as opsin-based pigments. A body of evidence from comparisons of amino acid sequences and in vitro experiments demonstrates that opsins have phylogenetically and functionally diversified during evolution and suggests that… Expand
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