Like night and day: rods and cones have different pigment regeneration pathways.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Sustained vision requires continuous regeneration of visual pigments in rod and cone photoreceptors by the 11-cis-retinal chromophore. In this issue of Neuron, Mata et al. report a novel enzymatic pathway uniquely designed to keep up with the high demand for cone pigment regeneration in bright light and to preclude rods from utilizing chromophore produced in daylight, when rods are not very useful for vision.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Arshavsky, V

Published Date

  • September 26, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 3

PubMed ID

  • 12367498

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00937-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States