Opsins

Known as: Opsin, Opsins [Chemical/Ingredient] 
Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
Diverse optogenetic tools have allowed versatile control over neural activity. Many depolarizing and hyperpolarizing tools have… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
The capture and utilization of light is an exquisitely evolved process. The single-component microbial opsins, although more… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
The ability to silence the activity of genetically specified neurons in a temporally precise fashion would provide the… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
For vision, insect and vertebrate eyes use rhabdomeric and ciliary photoreceptor cells, respectively. These cells show distinct… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Mice express S and M opsins that form visual pigments for the detection of light and visual signaling in cones. Here, we show… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) represents an excellent genetic model for vertebrate visual system studies. Because the opsin proteins… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We have identified a mammalian opsin, encephalopsin, that shows strong and specific expression in the brain. Encephalopsin… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
We have identified an opsin, melanopsin, in photosensitive dermal melanophores of Xenopus laevis. Its deduced amino acid sequence… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
We have identified a second Drosophila opsin gene, Rh4, which is expressed specifically in the ultraviolet-sensitive R7… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
The Drosophila ninaE gene was isolated by a multistep protocol on the basis of its homology to bovine opsin cDNA. The gene… (More)
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