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Functional diversity of melanopsins and their global expression in the teleost retina.

Abstract:

Melanopsin (OPN4) is an opsin photopigment that, in mammals, confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells and regulates circadian entrainment and pupil constriction. In non-mammalian species, two forms of opn4 exist, and are classified into mammalian-like (m) and non-mammalian-like (x) clades. However, far less is understood of the function of this photopigment family. Here we identify in zebrafish five melanopsins (opn4m-1, opn4m-2, opn4m-3, opn4x-1 and opn4x-2), each encoding a full-l...

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10.1007/s00018-011-0785-4

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Davies, WI More by this author
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Journal:
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS
Volume:
68
Issue:
24
Pages:
4115-4132
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1420-9071
ISSN:
1420-682X
URN:
uuid:66fb64e4-b289-4aa0-9454-aab93a11bea8
Source identifiers:
170149
Local pid:
pubs:170149

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