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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… Expand
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Review
2015
Review
2015
Over the past 10 years, the development and convergence of microbial opsin engineering, modular genetic methods for cell-type… Expand
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Optogenetic tools enable examination of how specific cell types contribute to brain circuit functions. A long-standing question… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Diverse optogenetic tools have allowed versatile control over neural activity. Many depolarizing and hyperpolarizing tools have… Expand
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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… Expand
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Review
2011
Review
2011
Opsin proteins are essential molecules in mediating the ability of animals to detect and use light for diverse biological… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Rhodopsin-type G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) contribute the majority of sensory receptors in vertebrates. With 979 members… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
SummaryThe photosensitive molecule rhodopsin and its relatives consist of a protein moiety - an opsin - and a non-protein moiety… Expand
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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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