Structural Biochemistry/Biochemical Pathways of Vision

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Biochemical Pathways for Vision

Visual Process

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Nutrients absorbed from diet are converted to Retinyl Esters for use in the visual cycle and storage in other tissue.
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Maturation of Rhodopsin.
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Interaction of Rhodopsin with rods and cones in the eye for both invertebrates and vertebrates.
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Specificationsof the Visual and Retinal Cycle found in the processes involving Rhodopsin.
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Formation of funtional visual pigments.
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11-cis chromophores interacting with light.
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Polarization and depolarization following light interaction.

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References[edit]

  1. Von Lintig, Johannes, Philip D. Kiser, Marcin Golczak, and Krzysztof Palczewski. "The Biochemical and Structural Basis for Trans-to-cis Isomerization of Retinoids in the Chemistry of Vision." Trends in Biochemical Sciences 35.7 (2010): 400-10. Print.