Vertebrate ancient opsin and melanopsin: divergent irradiance detectors.

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Both vertebrates and invertebrates respond to light by utilising a wide-ranging array of photosensory systems, with diverse photoreceptor organs expressing a characteristic photopigment, itself consisting of an opsin apoprotein linked to a light-sensitive retinoid chromophore based on vitamin A. In the eye, the pigments expressed in both cone and rod… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c0pp00203h

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