Rhodopsin and phototransduction.

@article{Pepe1999RhodopsinAP,
  title={Rhodopsin and phototransduction.},
  author={Isidoro Mario Pepe},
  journal={Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Recent studies on rhodopsin structure and function are reviewed and the properties of vertebrate as well as invertebrate rhodopsin described. Open issues such as the 'red shift' of the absorbance spectra are emphasized in the light of the present model of the retinal-binding pocket. The processes that restore the rhodopsin content in photoreceptors are also presented with a comparison between vertebrate and invertebrate visual systems. The central role of rhodopsin in the phototransduction… CONTINUE READING

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