Metarhodopsin III

  • R. A. Weale
Conference paper


The photic isomerization of rhodopsin is followed by a number of dark reactions (1) some of which are also photosensitive (2). Information is available on their various half- lifes, which, as expected, vary with temperature. However, they also depend on the environment of the parent pigment, in particular whether it is in solution or in situ.


Difference Spectrum Visual Pigment Rhodopsin Molecule Chromatic Radiation Rhodopsin Regeneration 
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  • R. A. Weale
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  1. 1.Department of Visual ScienceInstitute of OphthalmologyLondonGreat Britain

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