Retina, Retinol, Retinal and the Natural History of Vitamin A as a Light Sensor

@inproceedings{Zhong2012RetinaRR,
  title={Retina, Retinol, Retinal and the Natural History of Vitamin A as a Light Sensor},
  author={Ming Zhong and Riki Kawaguchi and Miki Kassai and Hui Sun},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2012}
}
Light is both the ultimate energy source for most organisms and a rich information source. Vitamin A-based chromophore was initially used in harvesting light energy, but has become the most widely used light sensor throughout evolution from unicellular to multicellular organisms. Vitamin A-based photoreceptor proteins are called opsins and have been used… CONTINUE READING
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