Nonlocal interactions in the photoreceptor transduction process

  title={Nonlocal interactions in the photoreceptor transduction process},
  author={Peter Hillman and Shaul Hochstein and Baruch Minke},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  pages={227 - 245}
We have recently demonstated the dissection of the transduction process in the barnacle photoreceptor into antagonistic "excitor" and "inhibitor" processes. We now show that (a) the interaction between the two processes proceeds even when they are induced in different pigment molecules; (b) the excitor process appears to be slightly facilitated if those pigment molecular unaffected by the stimulus are in the stable metarhodopsin state or slightly inhibited if they are in the rhodopsin state; (c… CONTINUE READING

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