The Drosophila visual cycle and de novo chromophore synthesis depends on rdhB.

@article{Wang2012TheDV,
  title={The Drosophila visual cycle and de novo chromophore synthesis depends on rdhB.},
  author={Xiaoyue Wang and Tao Wang and Jinfei D. Ni and Johannes von Lintig and Craig T. Montell},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={3485-91}
}
In mammalian rods and cones, light activation of the visual pigments leads to release of the chromophore, which is then recycled through a multistep enzymatic pathway, referred to as the visual or retinoid cycle. In invertebrates such as Drosophila, a visual cycle was thought not to exist since the rhodopsins are bistable photopigments, which consist of a chromophore that normally stays bound to the opsin following light activation. Nevertheless, we recently described a visual cycle in… CONTINUE READING
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