The role of metarhodopsin in the generation of spontaneous quantum bumps in ultraviolet receptors of Limulus median eye. Evidence for reverse reactions into an active state.

@article{Lisman1985TheRO,
  title={The role of metarhodopsin in the generation of spontaneous quantum bumps in ultraviolet receptors of Limulus median eye. Evidence for reverse reactions into an active state.},
  author={John Lisman},
  journal={The Journal of general physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={171-87}
}
  • John Lisman
  • Published 1985 in The Journal of general physiology
The origin of spontaneous quantum bumps has been examined in the ultraviolet photoreceptors of Limulus median eye. These cells have a rhodopsin with a lambda max at 360 nm and a stable photoproduct, metarhodopsin, with a lambda max at 470 nm. The steady state rate of spontaneous quantum bumps was found to be higher when the metarhodopsin concentration was high than when the rhodopsin concentration was high. This result implicates metarhodopsin in the generation of spontaneous quantum bumps… CONTINUE READING
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