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Descriptor English:   Retinal Pigments 
Descriptor Spanish:   Pigmentos Retinianos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pigmentos da Retina 
Synonyms English:   Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal
Pigments, Retinal
Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor
Pigments, Visual
Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments
Visual Pigments  
Tree Number:   D23.767.930
Definition English:   Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells. 
Indexing Annotation English:   not for deposition of pigments in the retina (= RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA)
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
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 UR urine
Record Number:   12585 
Unique Identifier:   D012168 

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