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Keyword - Retinal protein (KW-0681)

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Broader

Definition

Protein found in the retina or, in the case of bacteriorhodopsin, in the purple membrane of halobacteria, and which acts as a photoreceptor and which binds a retinal chromophore.

Category

Molecular function

GOi

phototransduction [ GO:0007602 ]

Graphical

ReceptorPhotoreceptor proteinMolecular functionRetinal proteinLigandSensory transductionChromophoreBiological process