Tunicamycin does not inhibit transport of phosphatidylinositol to Xenopus rod outer segments.


Tunicamycin inhibits the dolichol pathway for N-linked glycosylation of proteins, including photoreceptor opsin, and causes a buildup of tubulo-vesicular profiles in the intersegmental space between photoreceptor rod inner and outer segments associated with disruption of new disc assembly. We tested the hypothesis that a tunicamycin lesion in photoreceptors… (More)