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Comparative Study
, 25 (6), 777-80

[The Functional Similarity of Vertebrate Rhodopsin and of a Photosensitive Pigment From the Unicellular Flagellate Alga Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii]

[Article in Russian]
  • PMID: 2560308
Comparative Study

[The Functional Similarity of Vertebrate Rhodopsin and of a Photosensitive Pigment From the Unicellular Flagellate Alga Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii]

[Article in Russian]
S N Korol'kov et al. Zh Evol Biokhim Fiziol.

Abstract

Photoreceptor membranes in the bovine retina may be substituted in reconstructed systems by pigment fractions from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii which account for GTP-dependent activation of cGMP-phosphodiesterase. Fractions from carotinoid-less mutant did not exhibit this capacity. The results obtained reveal significant structural and functional similarity between rhodopsin-like pigment of Ch. reinhardtii and rhodopsin from vertebrates.

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