Light-driven translocation of signaling proteins in vertebrate photoreceptors

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Sustained illumination causes massive translocation of at least three signal transduction proteins (transducin, arrestin, and recoverin) into and out of the outer segment compartment of rod and cone photoreceptors. This phenomenon is thought to contribute to photoreceptor adaptation to diurnal changes in ambient light intensity and likely to photoreceptor neuroprotection from the adverse effects of bright light illumination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Calvert, PD; Arshavsky, VY

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of the Eye

Start / End Page

  • 577 - 580

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780123741981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-374203-2.00176-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus