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Functional characterisation of key residues in the photopigment melanopsin

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Melanopsin (Opn4) is the opsin photopigment of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). It has a conserved opsin structure and activation mechanism, yet demonstrates unusual functional properties that suggest it will possess unique structure-function relationships. The aim of this thesis was to characterise key OPN4 residues by examining the impact of non-synonymous mutations on melanopsin function. A genotype-driven screen of a chemically-mutagenized...

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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