Photoreceptors at a glance.

@article{Molday2015PhotoreceptorsAA,
  title={Photoreceptors at a glance.},
  author={Robert S Molday and Orson L. Moritz},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={2015},
  volume={128 22},
  pages={4039-45}
}
Retinal photoreceptor cells contain a specialized outer segment (OS) compartment that functions in the capture of light and its conversion into electrical signals in a process known as phototransduction. In rods, photoisomerization of 11-cis to all-trans retinal within rhodopsin triggers a biochemical cascade culminating in the closure of cGMP-gated channels and hyperpolarization of the cell. Biochemical reactions return the cell to its 'dark state' and the visual cycle converts all-trans… CONTINUE READING
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