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Isolation and characterization of melanopsin (Opn4) from the Australian marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata (fat-tailed dunnart).

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Melanopsin confers photosensitivity to a subset of retinal ganglion cells and is responsible for many non-image-forming tasks, like the detection of light for circadian entrainment. Recently, two melanopsin genes, Opn4m and Opn4x, were described in non-mammalian vertebrates. However, only one form, Opn4m, has been described in the mammals, although studies to date have been limited to the placentals and have not included the marsupials. We report here the isolation and characterization of an ...

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10.1098/rspb.2007.0976

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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society More from this journal
Volume:
274
Issue:
1627
Pages:
2791-2799
Publication date:
2007-11-01
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Language:
English
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uuid:ccb22488-9ef1-4846-9382-bc45e1d88122
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101436
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2012-12-19

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