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Rhodopsin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Rhodopsin
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.543.750.695.955
D23.767.930.750.500.500
Unique ID
D012243
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012243
Annotation
do not confuse with ROD OPSINS or microbial rhodopsins (BACTERIORHODOPSINS)
Scope Note
A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.
Entry Term(s)
Visual Purple
Registry Number
9009-81-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Rhodopsins
NLM Classification #
WW 270
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under RETINAL PIGMENTS 1975-90
Online Note
search RETINAL PIGMENTS 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under RETINAL PIGMENTS 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Rhodopsin Preferred
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