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Retinal Pigments (Pigments, Visual)

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.
Also Known As:
Pigments, Visual; Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments; Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal; Pigments, Retinal; Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor; Visual Pigments
Networked: 24 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Bio-Agent Context: Research Results

Experts

1. Doppler, Megan: 1 article (01/2014)
2. Baumhardt, Patrice E: 1 article (01/2014)
3. Moore, Bret A: 1 article (01/2014)
4. Fernández-Juricic, Esteban: 1 article (01/2014)
5. Yuan, Quan: 1 article (01/2010)
6. Kaylor, Joanna: 1 article (01/2010)
7. Travis, Gabriel H: 1 article (01/2010)
8. Fain, Gordon L: 1 article (01/2010)
9. Cornwall, M Carter: 1 article (01/2010)
10. Kefalov, Vladimir J: 1 article (01/2010)

Related Diseases

1. Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)
2. Retinitis Pigmentosa (Pigmentary Retinopathy)
3. Ganglion Cysts (Ganglion)
4. Retinal Dystrophies
5. Retinal Diseases

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Retinaldehyde (Retinal)
2. Opsins
3. Rod Opsins
4. Lipofuscin
5. Free Radicals
6. Enzymes
7. Crystallins (Crystallin)
8. Antioxidants
9. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
10. EVAC protocol (CAVE)