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retinal

[′ret·ən·əl]
(biochemistry)
A carotenoid, produced as an intermediate in the bleaching of rhodopsin and decomposition to vitamin A. Also known as vitamin A aldehyde.
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Upon incubation with all-trans retinal, Air-AAR1-like[DELTA]58 produced a dark pigment that clearly reacted to amber light (~592 nm) (Fig.
The sinusoidal shape of the differential spectra of Air-CCAPR1-Like[DELTA]105 incubated with either 11-cis or all-trans retinal clearly indicates a change after exposure to light (Fig.
If the avoidance behavior we observed upon optogenetic activation of class IV neurons in first-instar larvae represented a photophobic response, then one would expect a stochastic distribution of larvae in both the control (ChR2 without all-trans retinal) and experimental (ChR2 with - all-trans retinal) animals, given that white and blue light have previously been demonstrated to elicit a light-induced activation of class IV da neurons that manifests in a light-avoidance response.

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