"Retinal Pigments" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.
- Retinal Pigments
- Pigments, Retinal
- Visual Pigments
- Pigments, Visual
- Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments
- Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal
- Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Retinal Pigments" by people in Profiles.
Sun M, Cherian N, Liu L, Chan AM, Aguirre B, Chu A, Strawbridge J, Kim ES, Lin MC, Tsui I, Gordon LK, Wadehra M. Epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2) regulates hypoxia-induced angiogenesis in the adult retinal pigment epithelial cell lines. Sci Rep. 2022 11 12; 12(1):19432.
Bok MJ, Porter ML, Place AR, Cronin TW. Biological sunscreens tune polychromatic ultraviolet vision in mantis shrimp. Curr Biol. 2014 Jul 21; 24(14):1636-1642.
Muniz A, Villazana-Espinoza ET, Hatch AL, Trevino SG, Allen DM, Tsin AT. A novel cone visual cycle in the cone-dominated retina. Exp Eye Res. 2007 Aug; 85(2):175-84.
Trevino SG, Villazana-Espinoza ET, Muniz A, Tsin AT. Retinoid cycles in the cone-dominated chicken retina. J Exp Biol. 2005 Nov; 208(Pt 21):4151-7.
Jokela-M??tt? M, Pahlberg J, Lindstr?m M, Zak PP, Porter M, Ostrovsky MA, Cronin TW, Donner K. Visual pigment absorbance and spectral sensitivity of the Mysis relicta species group (Crustacea, Mysida) in different light environments. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2005 Dec; 191(12):1087-97.
Kandori H, Matuoka S, Shichida Y, Yoshizawa T, Ito M, Tsukida K, Balogh-Nair V, Nakanishi K. Mechanism of isomerization of rhodopsin studied by use of 11-cis-locked rhodopsin analogues excited with a picosecond laser pulse. Biochemistry. 1989 Jul 25; 28(15):6460-7.
Tsin AT, Gentles SN, Castillo EA. Selective utilization of serum vitamin A for visual pigment synthesis. J Exp Biol. 1989 Mar; 142:207-14.
Tsin AT, Chambers JP. Light and temperature affect retinyl ester hydrolase activity and visual pigment composition. Experientia. 1988 Jan 15; 44(1):20-1.
Tsin AT, Flores JM, Rodriguez KA. Visual pigments and retinoids in the Mongolian jird. Life Sci. 1987 Nov 02; 41(18):2085-90.
Chambers JP, Tsin AT, Raymond NY, Aldape FG, Rodriguez KA. Effects of glycosylation inhibitors on the frog retina. Brain Res Bull. 1986 Aug; 17(2):259-63.