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Opsins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Opsins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.306.466
D23.767.930.750
Unique ID
D055355
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055355
Scope Note
Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.
Entry Term(s)
Opsin
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Opsin (1993-2008)
Retinal Pigments (1977-1992)
Public MeSH Note
2009; for OPSIN see OPSIN 1993-2008
History Note
2009; for OPSIN use OPSIN 1993-2008
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Opsins Preferred
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