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Chemical Opsins

Name Opsins
Equivalent Term Opsin
Definition Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D055355
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Opsins
View node Cone Opsins
  OPN5 protein, human
  OPN5 protein, mouse
View node Rod Opsins
  vertebrate ancient long opsin A, zebrafish