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Melanopsin: an exciting photopigment.

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The discovery that mice lacking rods and cones are capable of regulating their circadian rhythms by light provided the conceptual framework for the discovery of an entirely new photoreceptor system within the mammalian eye. We now know that a small subset of retinal ganglion cells are directly photosensitive and utilize an opsin/vitamin A-based photopigment called melanopsin maximally sensitive in the blue part of the spectrum. We also know that these photosensitive retinal ganglion cells med...

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10.1016/j.tins.2007.11.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Trends in neurosciences
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
27-36
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-108X
ISSN:
0166-2236
Source identifiers:
101266
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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