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Descriptor English: Retinal Pigments
Descriptor Spanish: Pigmentos Retinianos
Descriptor Portuguese: Pigmentos da Retina
Descriptor French: Pigments rétiniens
Entry term(s): Photoreceptor Pigment, Retinal
Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal
Pigment, Retinal
Pigment, Retinal Photoreceptor
Pigment, Visual
Pigments, Retinal
Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor
Pigments, Visual
Retinal Photoreceptor Pigment
Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments
Retinal Pigment
Visual Pigment
Visual Pigments
Tree number(s): D23.767.930
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012168
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: not for deposition of pigments in the retina (= RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS ID: 12585
Unique ID: D012168
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Retinal Pigments - Preferred
Concept UI M0018950
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Retinal Pigments
Entry term(s) Photoreceptor Pigment, Retinal
Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal
Pigment, Retinal
Pigment, Retinal Photoreceptor
Pigment, Visual
Pigments, Retinal
Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor
Pigments, Visual
Retinal Photoreceptor Pigment
Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments
Retinal Pigment
Visual Pigment
Visual Pigments



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