Protein translocation in photoreceptor light adaptation: a common theme in vertebrate and invertebrate vision.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

How do our eyes adjust to daily light levels that vary by almost 11 orders of magnitude? Research shows that, in both vertebrates and invertebrates, signaling proteins are translocated in a light-dependent manner between the photoreceptor cellular compartments where visual transduction takes place, and the rest of the photoreceptor cell. Protein translocation is likely to contribute to photoreceptor light adaptation by adjusting the sensitivity and speed of photoresponse to ever-changing conditions of ambient illumination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Arshavsky, VY

Published Date

  • October 14, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2003 / 204

Start / End Page

  • PE43 -

PubMed ID

  • 14560045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-8882

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/stke.2003.204.pe43


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States