Magnetoreception in birds: I. Immunohistochemical studies concerning the cryptochrome cycle

@inproceedings{Niener2014MagnetoreceptionIB,
  title={Magnetoreception in birds: I. Immunohistochemical studies concerning the cryptochrome cycle},
  author={Christine Nie\ssner and Susanne Denzau and Leo Peichl and Wolfgang Wiltschko and Roswitha Wiltschko},
  booktitle={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014}
}
Cryptochrome 1a, located in the UV/violet-sensitive cones in the avian retina, is discussed as receptor molecule for the magnetic compass of birds. Our previous immunohistochemical studies of chicken retinae with an antiserum that labelled only activated cryptochrome 1a had shown activation of cryptochrome 1a under 373 nm UV, 424 nm blue, 502 nm turquoise and 565 nm green light. Green light, however, does not allow the first step of photoreduction of oxidized cryptochromes to the semiquinone… CONTINUE READING

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