Visual pigments such as rhodopsin and porphyropsin are light-absorbing molecules that mediate vision. Rhodopsin consists of an apoprotein, opsin, covalently linked to 11-cis-retinal. This receptor is coupled to the activation of phospholipase C. Porphyropsin consists of opsin covalently linked to 11-cis 3,4-didehydroretinal.
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Protein Aliases: MGC138309; MGC138311; OPN 2; retinal rod opsin pigment rh1.1; Rhodopsin; rhodopsin-like-1.1 rod opsin; rod opsin; RP 4; seven transmembrane light receptor
Gene Aliases: Rh; RH1; rh1.1; rho; wu:fi06d11; zfo2; zfrho
Entrez Gene ID: (Zebrafish) 30295