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Adaptation of pineal expressed teleost exo-rod opsin to non-image forming photoreception through enhanced Meta II decay.

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Photoreception by vertebrates enables both image-forming vision and non-image-forming responses such as circadian photoentrainment. Over the recent years, distinct non-rod non-cone photopigments have been found to support circadian photoreception in diverse species. By allowing specialization to this sensory task a selective advantage is implied, but the nature of that specialization remains elusive. We have used the presence of distinct rod opsin genes specialized to either image-forming (re...

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10.1007/s00018-011-0665-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS
Volume:
68
Issue:
22
Pages:
3713-3723
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1420-9071
ISSN:
1420-682X
URN:
uuid:81d50ba4-e8c3-47a6-a0ad-d520e069cd7b
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127156
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pubs:127156

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