Retinoid cycles in the cone-dominated chicken retina.

@article{Trevino2005RetinoidCI,
  title={Retinoid cycles in the cone-dominated chicken retina.},
  author={Simon G Trevino and Elia T Villazana-Espinoza and Albert M. Mu{\~n}iz and Andrew T. C. Tsin},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 Pt 21},
  pages={4151-7}
}
In past decades, the role of retinoids in support of rod photopigment regeneration has been extensively characterized. In the rhodopsin cycle, retinal chromophore from bleached rod pigments is reduced to retinol and transferred to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to store as all-trans retinyl ester. This ester pool is subsequently utilized for visual pigment regeneration. However, there is a lack of information on the putative cone visual cycle. In the present study, we provide experimental… CONTINUE READING

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