Regeneration of ultraviolet pigments of vertebrates

FEBS Lett. 1998 Feb 20;423(2):155-8. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(98)00086-6.

Abstract

We report here the regeneration of the visual pigments of mouse, rat, goldfish and pigeon, which have wavelengths of maximal absorption at 359 nm, 358 nm, 359 nm, and 393 nm, respectively. The construction and functional assays of the ultraviolet or near-ultraviolet pigments from a wide range of vertebrate species will allow us to study the molecular bases of ultraviolet vision for the first time.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Columbidae
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Goldfish
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • Rats
  • Retinal Pigments / chemistry
  • Retinal Pigments / genetics*
  • Rod Opsins / chemistry
  • Rod Opsins / genetics*
  • Rod Opsins / isolation & purification
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet / methods
  • Ultraviolet Rays

Substances

  • Retinal Pigments
  • Rod Opsins

Associated data

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  • GENBANK/AB001605
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  • GENBANK/L11864
  • GENBANK/L22218
  • GENBANK/L76226
  • GENBANK/M13295
  • GENBANK/M13296
  • GENBANK/M13297
  • GENBANK/M13298
  • GENBANK/M13299
  • GENBANK/M92037
  • GENBANK/M92039
  • GENBANK/U12328
  • GENBANK/U49720
  • GENBANK/U49742
  • GENBANK/U53875
  • GENBANK/U63972
  • GENBANK/U92557