Published Online: 12 DEC 2001
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Hargrave, P. A. 2001. Rhodopsin. eLS. .
- Published Online: 12 DEC 2001
Rhodopsin is the light-sensitive protein of photoreceptor cells in the retina. It consists of a protein, opsin, linked to the 11-cis isomer of vitamin A aldehyde (retinal), which carries out its function of transducing a light signal to a neural signal via a G-protein cascade.