Site of Attachment of Retinal in Rhodopsin

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Abstract

On illumination, rhodopsin passes through several unstable intermediates to a final mixture of retinal and opsin. One of these intermediates, metarhodopsin II, can be reduced by sodium borohydride to bind irreversibly the prosthetic group retinal to opsin in secondary amino linkage.

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BOWNDS, D. Site of Attachment of Retinal in Rhodopsin. Nature 216, 1178–1181 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161178a0

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