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Keyword - Retinal protein (KW-0681)

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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.


Molecular function

Gene Ontology


phototransduction [ GO:0007602 ]


ReceptorPhotoreceptor proteinMolecular functionRetinal proteinLigandSensory transductionChromophoreBiological process
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