retinene

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retinene

[′ret·ən‚ēn]
(biochemistry)
A pigment extracted from the retina, which turns yellow by the action of light; the chief carotenoid of the retina.
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To verify whether the two GPCRs were indeed able to form photopigments in a manner similar to opsin proteins, the two proteins were expressed in HEK293T cells and incubated with either 11-cis retinal or all-trans retinal.
Incubation of Air-AAR1-Like[DELTA]58 with 11-cis retinal generated a photopigment that apparently reacted after exposure to blue light (~474 nm) but not amber light (~592 nm; not shown) (Fig.
If oocytes had stable resting potentials after about 30 min in darkness, we perfused them with 20[mu]M 11-cis retinal for 45 min and tested them for light sensitivity.