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Descriptor English: Opsins
Descriptor Spanish: Opsinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Opsinas
Descriptor French: Opsines
Entry term(s): Opsin
Tree number(s): D12.776.306.466
D23.767.930.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055355
Scope note: Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.
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
DE drug effects
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
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Opsin (1993-2008)
Retinal Pigments (1977-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; for OPSIN see OPSIN 1993-2008
History Note: 2009; for OPSIN use OPSIN 1993-2008
DeCS ID: 53179
Unique ID: D055355
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Opsins - Preferred
Concept UI M0517089
Scope note Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.
Preferred term Opsins
Entry term(s) Opsin



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