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Chemical Retinal Pigments

Name Retinal Pigments
Equivalent Terms Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal | Pigments, Retinal | Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor | Pigments, Visual | Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments | Visual Pigments
Definition 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.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D012168
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Retinal Pigments
  B23 protein, Astyanax fasciatus
  metaiodopsin II
View node Opsins
  porphyropsin
  retinochrome