|Other Names||Rhodopsin, Opsin-2, RHO, OPN2|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Photoreceptor required for image-forming vision at low light intensity. Required for photoreceptor cell viability after birth. Light-induced isomerization of 11-cis to all-trans retinal triggers a conformational change leading to G-protein activation and release of all-trans retinal.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein Note=Synthesized in the inner segment (IS) of rod photoreceptor cells before vectorial transport to the rod outer segment (OS) photosensory cilia|
|Tissue Location||Rod shaped photoreceptor cells which mediates vision in dim light|
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Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited progressive diseasewhich is a major cause of blindness in western communities. It canbe inherited as an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, orX-linked recessive disorder. In the autosomal dominant form,whichcomprises about 25% of total cases, approximately 30% of familieshave mutations in the gene encoding the rod photoreceptor-specificprotein rhodopsin. This is the transmembrane protein which, whenphotoexcited, initiates the visual transduction cascade. Defects inthis gene are also one of the causes of congenital stationary nightblindness.
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