Visual pigments are the light-absorbing molecules that mediate vision. They consist of an apoprotein, opsin, covalently linked to cis-retinal. May increase spectral sensitivity in dim light. Expresssed in cone photoreceptor cells.
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Protein Aliases: cone dystrophy 5 (X-linked); GOP; Green cone photoreceptor pigment; green cone pigment; Green-sensitive opsin; Medium-wave-sensitive opsin 1; Medium-wave-sensitive opsin 2; Medium-wave-sensitive opsin 3; Opsin 1 cone pigments medium-wave-sensitive 2; opsin 1 cone pigments medium-wave-sensitive 3; photopigment apoprotein
Gene Aliases: CBBM; CBD; COD5; GCP; GOP; OPN1MW; OPN1MW1; OPN1MW2; OPN1MW3
UniProt ID: (Human) P0DN77
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2652