Rhodopsin and retinitis pigmentosa: shedding light on structure and function.

Abstract

Rhodopsin is the dim-light activated photoreceptor located in the rod cells of the eye. It belongs to the large superfamily of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Many consider it the proto-typical GPCR as numerous studies since its cloning in 1983 (Nathans and Hogness 1983) have established many fundamental principles of seven transmembrane-spanning GPCRs… (More)

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