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The primary process of vision and the structure of bathorhodopsin a mechanism for photoisomerization of polyenes

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 82(2): 259-263

The primary process of vision and the structure of bathorhodopsin a mechanism for photoisomerization of polyenes

A model for the primary process of vision is proposed, which involves a novel concerted-twist motion. Application of such motions to cattle rhodopsin and bathorhodopsin successfully accounts for the properties of bathorhodopsin and related intermediates, including specific assignment of molecular structures to bathorhodopsin, to lumirhodopsin and less specifically, to hypsorhodopsin.

Accession: 006740766

PMID: 3855551

DOI: 10.2307/24608

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