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Descriptor English:   Rhodopsin 
Descriptor Spanish:   Rodopsina 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Rodopsina 
Synonyms English:   Visual Purple  
Tree Number:   D12.776.543.750.695.955
D23.767.930.750.500.500
Definition English:   A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with ROD OPSINS or microbial rhodopsins (BACTERIORHODOPSINS)
History Note English:   91(75); was see under RETINAL PIGMENTS 1975-90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification DF deficiency
DE drug effects EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PH physiology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure UR urine
Record Number:   12651 
Unique Identifier:   D012243 

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