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Kosuke Masutomi, Chunhe Chen, Kei Nakatani and Yiannis Koutalos All-Trans Retinal Mediates Light-Induced Oxidation in Single Living Rod Photoreceptors† Photochemistry and Photobiology 88

Version of Record online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01129.x

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All-trans retinal is a potent photosensitizer that is generated in vertebrate photoreceptor outer segments as a consequence of light detection. Reduction of all-trans retinal to retinol protects the photoreceptors from light-induced damage.

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