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A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.543.750.695.955, D23.767.930.750.500.500

MeSH Unique ID: D012243

Registry Number: 9009-81-8

Entry Terms:

  • Visual Purple

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