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.
A heterotrimeric GTP-binding protein that mediates the light activation signal from photolyzed rhodopsin to cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase and is pivotal in the visual excitation process. Activation of rhodopsin on the outer membrane of rod and cone cells causes GTP to bind to transducin followed by dissociation of the alpha subunit-GTP complex from the beta/gamma subunits of transducin. The alpha subunit-GTP complex activates the cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase which catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic GMP to 5'-GMP. This leads to closure of the sodium and calcium channels and therefore hyperpolarization of the rod cells. EC 3.6.1.-.
The portion of a retinal rod cell situated between the ROD INNER SEGMENT and the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. It contains a stack of photosensitive disk membranes laden with RHODOPSIN.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Photosensory rhodopsins found in microorganisms such as HALOBACTERIA. They convert light signals into biochemical information that regulates certain cellular functions such as flagellar motor activity.
Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.
A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.
Light driven chloride ion pumps that are ubiquitously found in halophilic archaea (HALOBACTERIALES).
Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.
A genus of rod-shaped, extremely halophilic HALOBACTERIACEAE which grows in alkaline conditions. They are strictly aerobic and some strains are motile. Natronobacterium is found in soda lakes, alkaline salterns, and soda soils.
Rhodopsin molecules found in microorganisms such as ARCHAEA and PROTEOBACTERIA.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
The conversion of absorbed light energy into molecular signals.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
The absence of light.
Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.
The physical or physiological processes by which substances, tissue, cells, etc. take up or take in other substances or energy.
Photosensitive proteins expressed in the ROD PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are the protein components of rod photoreceptor pigments such as RHODOPSIN.
An order of GRAM-NEGATIVE OXYGENIC PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIA containing CHLOROPHYLL, a and b, but lacking PHYCOBILISOMES (light-harvesting antennae). There are three genera: PROCHLORON; PROCHLOROCOCCUS; and PROCHLOROTHRIX. This order was thought to be the missing link between CYANOBACTERIA and plant CHLOROPLASTS, hence the name.
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.
A generic term for any circumscribed mass of foreign (e.g., lead or viruses) or metabolically inactive materials (e.g., ceroid or MALLORY BODIES), within the cytoplasm or nucleus of a cell. Inclusion bodies are in cells infected with certain filtrable viruses, observed especially in nerve, epithelial, or endothelial cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.

Arrestin function in G protein-coupled receptor endocytosis requires phosphoinositide binding. (1/2465)

Internalization of agonist-activated G protein-coupled receptors is mediated by non-visual arrestins, which also bind to clathrin and are therefore thought to act as adaptors in the endocytosis process. Phosphoinositides have been implicated in the regulation of intracellular receptor trafficking, and are known to bind to other coat components including AP-2, AP180 and COPI coatomer. Given these observations, we explored the possibility that phosphoinositides play a role in arrestin's function as an adaptor. High-affinity binding sites for phosphoinositides in beta-arrestin (arrestin2) and arrestin3 (beta-arrestin2) were identified, and dissimilar effects of phosphoinositide and inositol phosphate on arrestin interactions with clathrin and receptor were characterized. Alteration of three basic residues in arrestin3 abolished phosphoinositide binding with complete retention of clathrin and receptor binding. Unlike native protein, upon agonist activation, this mutant arrestin3 expressed in COS1 cells neither supported beta2-adrenergic receptor internalization nor did it concentrate in coated pits, although it was recruited to the plasma membrane. These findings indicate that phosphoinositide binding plays a critical regulatory role in delivery of the receptor-arrestin complex to coated pits, perhaps by providing, with activated receptor, a multi-point attachment of arrestin to the plasma membrane.  (+info)

Two light-activated conductances in the eye of the green alga Volvox carteri. (2/2465)

Photoreceptor currents of the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri were analyzed using a dissolver mutant. The photocurrents are restricted to the eyespot region of somatic cells. Photocurrents are detectable from intact cells and excised eyes. The rhodopsin action spectrum suggests that the currents are induced by Volvox rhodopsin. Flash-induced photocurrents are a composition of a fast Ca2+-carried current (PF) and a slower current (PS), which is carried by H+. PF is a high-intensity response that appears with a delay of less than 50 micros after flash. The stimulus-response curve of its initial rise is fit by a single exponential and parallels the rhodopsin bleaching. These two observations suggest that the responsible channel is closely connected to the rhodopsin, both forming a tight complex. At low flash energies PS is dominating. The current delay increases up to 10 ms, and the PS amplitude saturates when only a few percent of the rhodopsin is bleached. The data are in favor of a second signaling system, which includes a signal transducer mediating between rhodopsin and the channel. We present a model of how different modes of signal transduction are accomplished in this alga under different light conditions.  (+info)

Structure and function in rhodopsin: kinetic studies of retinal binding to purified opsin mutants in defined phospholipid-detergent mixtures serve as probes of the retinal binding pocket. (3/2465)

In the current standard procedure for preparation of mammalian rhodopsin mutants, transfected COS-1 cells expressing the mutant opsin genes are treated with 5 microM 11-cis-retinal before detergent solubilization for purification. We found that binding of 11-cis-retinal to opsin mutants with single amino acid changes at Trp-265 (W265F,Y,A) and a retinitis pigmentosa mutant (A164V) was far from complete and required much higher concentrations of 11-cis-retinal. By isolation of the expressed opsins in a stable form, kinetic studies of retinal binding to the opsins in vitro have been carried out by using defined phospholipid-detergent mixtures. The results show wide variation in the rates of 11-cis-retinal binding. Thus, the in vitro reconstitution procedure serves as a probe of the retinal-binding pocket in the opsins. Further, a method is described for purification and characterization of the rhodopsin mutants after retinal binding to the opsins in vitro.  (+info)

Structure and function in rhodopsin: further elucidation of the role of the intradiscal cysteines, Cys-110, -185, and -187, in rhodopsin folding and function. (4/2465)

The disulfide bond between Cys-110 and Cys-187 in the intradiscal domain is required for correct folding in vivo and function of mammalian rhodopsin. Misfolding in rhodopsin, characterized by the loss of ability to bind 11-cis-retinal, has been shown to be caused by an intradiscal disulfide bond different from the above native disulfide bond. Further, naturally occurring single mutations of the intradiscal cysteines (C110F, C110Y, and C187Y) are associated with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). To elucidate further the role of every one of the three intradiscal cysteines, mutants containing single-cysteine replacements by alanine residues and the above three RP mutants have been studied. We find that C110A, C110F, and C110Y all form a disulfide bond between C185 and C187 and cause loss of retinal binding. C185A allows the formation of a C110-C187 disulfide bond, with wild-type-like rhodopsin phenotype. C187A forms a disulfide bond between C110 and C185 and binds retinal, and the pigment formed has markedly altered bleaching behavior. However, the opsin from the RP mutant C187Y forms no rhodopsin chromophore.  (+info)

The GTPase activating factor for transducin in rod photoreceptors is the complex between RGS9 and type 5 G protein beta subunit. (5/2465)

Proteins of the regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) family modulate the duration of intracellular signaling by stimulating the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits. It has been established that the ninth member of the RGS family (RGS9) participates in accelerating the GTPase activity of the photoreceptor-specific G protein, transducin. This process is essential for timely inactivation of the phototransduction cascade during the recovery from a photoresponse. Here we report that functionally active RGS9 from vertebrate photoreceptors exists as a tight complex with the long splice variant of the G protein beta subunit (Gbeta5L). RGS9 and Gbeta5L also form a complex when coexpressed in cell culture. Our data are consistent with the recent observation that several RGS proteins, including RGS9, contain G protein gamma-subunit like domain that can mediate their association with Gbeta5 (Snow, B. E., Krumins, A. M., Brothers, G. M., Lee, S. F., Wall, M. A., Chung, S., Mangion, J., Arya, S., Gilman, A. G. & Siderovski, D. P. (1998) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 13307-13312). We report an example of such a complex whose cellular localization and function are clearly defined.  (+info)

Molecular genetic study of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa in Lithuanian patients. (6/2465)

Lithuanian patients with visual problems were clinically examined for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). A total of 33 unrelated families with autosomal dominant RP (adRP) were identified. Screening for mutations in the rhodopsin (RHO) and peripherin/RDS (RDS) genes was performed using DNA heteroduplex analysis. Direct DNA sequencing in the cases of heteroduplex formation showed the presence of the following mutations and polymorphisms in 14 adRP patients: RHO gene - Lys248Arg (1 case), and Pro347Leu (2 cases); RDS gene - Glu304Gln (12 cases), Lys310Arg (5 cases), and Gly338Asp (12 cases). The presence of these mutations (except Lys248Arg in the RHO gene) was confirmed by relevant restriction enzyme digestion. The frequency of the RDS gene mutations Glu304Gln and Gly338Asp was estimated to be 36.4%, while mutation Lys310Arg was less frequent (15.2%). These 3 RDS gene mutations appear to be polypeptide polymorphisms not related to adRP.  (+info)

Abnormal photoresponses and light-induced apoptosis in rods lacking rhodopsin kinase. (7/2465)

Phosphorylation is thought to be an essential first step in the prompt deactivation of photoexcited rhodopsin. In vitro, the phosphorylation can be catalyzed either by rhodopsin kinase (RK) or by protein kinase C (PKC). To investigate the specific role of RK, we inactivated both alleles of the RK gene in mice. This eliminated the light-dependent phosphorylation of rhodopsin and caused the single-photon response to become larger and longer lasting than normal. These results demonstrate that RK is required for normal rhodopsin deactivation. When the photon responses of RK-/- rods did finally turn off, they did so abruptly and stochastically, revealing a first-order backup mechanism for rhodopsin deactivation. The rod outer segments of RK-/- mice raised in 12-hr cyclic illumination were 50% shorter than those of normal (RK+/+) rods or rods from RK-/- mice raised in constant darkness. One day of constant light caused the rods in the RK-/- mouse retina to undergo apoptotic degeneration. Mice lacking RK provide a valuable model for the study of Oguchi disease, a human RK deficiency that causes congenital stationary night blindness.  (+info)

Reciprocity between light intensity and rhodopsin concentration across the rat retina. (8/2465)

1. If a purpose of photostasis - absorption of a constant number of photons by the retina, regardless of incident light levels - is to maintain rods at saturation during the light period, then in retinal regions where light intensity is low, rhodopsin concentration should be high, and vice versa. 2. Our ocular transmission photometric measurements revealed that the distribution of light intensity across the rat retina was not as simple as had been thought and, furthermore, that the local concentration of rhodopsin had a high negative correlation with the light intensity. 3. The reciprocity between these two parameters leads to nearly uniform rates of photon absorption in rods across the retina.  (+info)

Through the experiments described in this thesis, I strived to obtain a better understanding the function of rhodopsin in retinal degeneration and light adaptation. Over 100 rhodopsin mutation alleles have been associated with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP), a blindness disorder that affects one in 3000 people globally. These mutations appear to cause photoreceptor cell death through diverse molecular mechanisms. We show that Lys296Glu (K296E), a rhodopsin mutation associated with ADRP, forms a stable complex with arrestin that is toxic to mouse rod photoreceptors. This cell death pathway appears to be conserved from flies to mammals. Accumulation of stable rhodopsin/arrestin complexes in the inner segment may be an important mechanism for triggering cell death in the mammalian photoreceptor cells. Abnormal turnover of rhodopsin mutants could also underlie a mechanism leading to cell death. In order to investigate rhodopsin turnover rate, rhodopsin was tagged with a special ...
Vision requires the photoreceptors in the eye to rapidly respond to changes in light intensity. These processes are accomplished within rod photoreceptors by the visual pigment rhodopsin that initiates a downstream signaling cascade called phototransduction. Rhodopsin is composed of an apoprotein opsin that is covalently bonded with light sensitive 11-cis retinal. Rhodopsin is activated when 11-cis retinal is photoisomerized into all-trans retinal. This isomerization initiates the phototransduction cascade that culminates in a change in current at the plasma membrane. Rhodopsin, once activated (bleached), can no longer absorb photons to activate phototransduction, and must be regenerated through the visual cycle. To enable the photoreceptors to respond to rapid changes in light intensities, phototransduction must terminate in a timely manner. Deactivation involves phosphorylation of activated rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase, and then binding of visual arrestin. Exposing rods to daylight bleaches ...
Vision requires the photoreceptors in the eye to rapidly respond to changes in light intensity. These processes are accomplished within rod photoreceptors by the visual pigment rhodopsin that initiates a downstream signaling cascade called phototransduction. Rhodopsin is composed of an apoprotein opsin that is covalently bonded with light sensitive 11-cis retinal. Rhodopsin is activated when 11-cis retinal is photoisomerized into all-trans retinal. This isomerization initiates the phototransduction cascade that culminates in a change in current at the plasma membrane. Rhodopsin, once activated (bleached), can no longer absorb photons to activate phototransduction, and must be regenerated through the visual cycle. To enable the photoreceptors to respond to rapid changes in light intensities, phototransduction must terminate in a timely manner. Deactivation involves phosphorylation of activated rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase, and then binding of visual arrestin. Exposing rods to daylight bleaches ...
Rhodopsins are the major photopigments in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila express six well-characterized Rhodopsins (Rh1-Rh6) with distinct absorption maxima and expression pattern. In 2000, when the Drosophila genome was published, a novel Rhodopsin gene was discovered: Rhodopsin 7 (Rh7). Rh7 is highly conserved among the Drosophila genus and is also found in other arthropods. Phylogenetic trees based on protein sequences suggest that the seven Drosophila Rhodopsins cluster in three different groups. While Rh1, Rh2 and Rh6 form a
Rhodopsin is a member of an ancient class of receptors that transduce signals through their interaction with guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins). We have mapped the sites of interaction of rhodopsin with its G protein, which by analogy suggests how other members of this class of receptors may interact with their G proteins. Three regions of rhodopsins cytoplasmic surface interact with the rod cell G protein transducin (Gt). These are (i) the second cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices III and IV, (ii) the third cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices V and VI, and (iii) a putative fourth cytoplasmic loop formed by amino acids 310-321, as the carboxyl-terminal sequence emerges from helix VII and anchors to the lipid bilayer via palmitoylcysteines 322 and 323. Evidence for these regions of interaction of rhodopsin and Gt comes from the ability of synthetic peptides comprising these regions to compete with metarhodopsin II for binding to Gt. A spectroscopic ...
To examine whether the glutamic acid at position 181 affects the absorption characteristics of vertebrate rhodopsins, we replaced the glutamic acid with glutamine in bovine rhodopsin (Fig. 4). The replacement caused an ≈10-nm red shift of absorption maximum, but the addition of chloride shifted the maximum back to that of the WT. This absorption maximum of E181Q in the presence of chloride is consistent with a previous report on this mutant (18). In contrast, the E113Q mutant had its absorption maximum at ≈380 nm, and the addition of chloride caused an increase in absorbance at ≈500 nm (Fig. 4). Taken together with the recent rhodopsin structure (30), these results suggested that Glu-181 in bovine rhodopsin is not the counterion but is located near the region including Schiff base to affect absorption characteristics. The electrostatic character of Glu-181 is compensated by the addition of chloride when Glu-181 was replaced with glutamine. Interestingly, the effect of replacement of ...
On the basis of the amino acid sequence of bovine rhodopsin, a series of peptides from the C-terminus (Rhod-4 and Rhod-1) and external loops (Rhod-10) were synthesized. Rabbit antisera to these peptides recognize the rhodopsin molecule in whole retina from 8-week-old normal and affected rcdl (rod/cone-dysplasic) Irish setters (8- and 4-weeks-old). When the rhodopsin content was equalized by using a solid-phase radioimmunoassay, the reaction with anti-peptide antisera to the C-terminal octapeptide (residues 341-348) is severely decreased in the rcdl-dog retinas. The results of mixing experiments suggest that this is not due to proteolytic clipping of the rhodopsin C-terminus from the affected dogs. Treatment of retinas with 1.0 mM-NaF, a phosphatase inhibitor, or pretreatment with alkaline and acid phosphatases does alter the reaction of the rhodopsin with anti-rhodopsin antisera. This suggests that the decreased reaction of the affected rhodopsin with the anti-peptide antisera may partially ...
Rhodopsin, the light-sensing molecule in the outer segments of rod photoreceptors, is responsible for converting light into neuronal signals in a process known as phototransduction. After absorbing a photon, rhodopsin undergoes conformational changes with a dramatic shift in its absorption spectrum: the maximum absorption peak shifts from 500 nm to 380 nm. This absorption change, known as rhodopsin photo-bleaching, provides a contrast to image rhodopsin. We report a novel 3-D retinal densitometry technique based on visible-light OCT for in vivo molecular imaging of rhodopsin. The system uses a light source centered at 532 nm closing to the peak absorption wavelength. With a bandwidth of 9.3 nm the system achieved a depth resolution of 13 micro-meters in air. The depth resolution allows the visualization and segmentation of the location where the absorption change occurs and provides an accurate assessment of rhodopsin content.. ...
Rhodopsins are broadly distributed. In this work, we analyzed 23 metagenomes corresponding to marine sediment samples from four regions that share cold climate conditions (Norway; Sweden; Argentina and Antarctica). In order to investigate the genes evolution of viral rhodopsins, an initial set of 6224 bacterial rhodopsin sequences according to COG5524 were retrieved from the 23 metagenomes. After selection by the presence of transmembrane domains and alignment, 123 viral (51) and non-viral (72) sequences (>50 amino acids) were finally included in further analysis. Viral rhodopsin genes were homologs of Phaeocystis globosa virus and Organic lake Phycodnavirus. Non-viral microbial rhodopsin genes were ascribed to Bacteroidetes, Planctomycetes, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Cyanobacteria, Proteobacteria, Deinococcus-Thermus and Cryptophyta and Fungi. A rescreening using Blastp, using as queries the viral sequences previously described, retrieved 30 sequences (>100 amino acids). Phylogeographic ...
Visual rhodopsins in vertebrates undergo irreversible structural changes leading to a loss of the chromophore (bleaching) when triggered by light, whereas microbial rhodopsins undergo a series of cyclic changes comprising a photocycle, eventually returning back to their initial state. The photocycle can take anywhere from milliseconds to several seconds, depending on the type of rhodopsin.. The physiological functions of rhodopsins vary widely. Visual rhodopsins found in the rod and cone cells of your eyes function as the primary light receptors in vision due to their role in activating G-proteins, which through a biochemical cascade control cyclic-nucleotide regulated ion channels. Light signaling rhodopsins called sensory rhodopsins are also present in microbes. For example, sensory rhodopsins I and II initiate either negative or positive phototaxis, signaling the cell to move away from or towards a light source depending on its wavelength. In this case sensory rhodopsins activate transducer ...
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogeneous group of inherited eye diseases that is typified by initial night blindness and loss of peripheral vision and eventually culminates into total blindness. This retinal disorder afflicts around 1 in 4000 people worldwide. Mutations in the carboxyl-terminus of rhodopsin have been linked to autosomal dominant RP (ADRP). In this study, we have investigated two truncated rhodopsin mutants, S334ter and Q344ter. Both mutants have demonstrated that the presence of the QVAPA domain is necessary for proper rhodopsin localization and ROS formation. However, the retention of the phosphorylation sites in the Q344ter (and not in the S334ter) has allowed us to demonstrate the light-activation capability of mislocalized rhodopsin. More pertinent to ADRP patients, the retention of these phosphorylation sites in Q344ter also contributes to light-accelerated retinal degeneration through a mechanism first described in Drosophila, the accumulation of the rhodopsin/arrestin ...
Target-based classification of drugs [BR:br08310] G Protein-coupled receptors Rhodopsin family Histamine HRH1 [HSA:3269] [KO:K04149] D06021 Tecastemizole (USAN/INN ...
Cattle rhodopsin can be highly oriented by shearing a wet paste of digitonin micelles of this visual pigment between two quartz slides. This orients the rhodopsin micelles so that their chromophores lie mainly parallel to the direction of shear. In such preparations the orientation of rhodopsin and intermediates of its bleaching by light have been measured with plane-polarized light from -195°C to room temperature. The chromophore maintains essentially the same orientation as in rhodopsin in all the intermediates of bleaching: bathorhodopsin (prelumirhodopsin), lumirhodopsin, and metarhodopsins I and II. When, however, the retinaldehyde chromophore is hydrolyzed from opsin in the presence of hydroxylamine, the retinaldehyde oxime that results rotates so as to lie mainly across the direction of shear. That is, the retinal oxime, though free, orients itself upon the oriented matrix of the opsin-digitonin micelles. These experiments show the rhodopsin-digitonin micelle to be markedly asymmetric, ...
In heterozygous mutant flies, there is loss of wild-type rhodopsin immunoreactivity on a western assay but less reduction using slot blot analysis. This suggests that mutant rhodopsin is likely inducing the misfolding and insolubility of wild-type rhodopsin. Localization of rhodopsin revealed that i …
PURPOSE: The interpretation of genetic information has always been challenging, but next-generation sequencing produces data on such a vast scale that many more variants of uncertain pathogenicity will be found. We exemplify this issue with reference to human rhodopsin, in which pathogenic mutations can lead to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. METHODS: Rhodopsin variants, with unknown pathogenicity, were found in patients by next-generation and Sanger sequencing and a multidisciplinary approach was used to determine their functional significance. RESULTS: Four variants in rhodopsin were identified: F45L, P53R, R69H, and M39R, with the latter two substitutions being novel. We investigated the cellular transport and photopigment function of all four human substitutions and found that the F45L and R69H variants behave like wild-type and are highly unlikely to be pathogenic. By contrast, P53R (a de novo change) and M39R were retained in the endoplasmic reticulum with significantly reduced
PURPOSE: The interpretation of genetic information has always been challenging, but next-generation sequencing produces data on such a vast scale that many more variants of uncertain pathogenicity will be found. We exemplify this issue with reference to human rhodopsin, in which pathogenic mutations can lead to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. METHODS: Rhodopsin variants, with unknown pathogenicity, were found in patients by next-generation and Sanger sequencing and a multidisciplinary approach was used to determine their functional significance. RESULTS: Four variants in rhodopsin were identified: F45L, P53R, R69H, and M39R, with the latter two substitutions being novel. We investigated the cellular transport and photopigment function of all four human substitutions and found that the F45L and R69H variants behave like wild-type and are highly unlikely to be pathogenic. By contrast, P53R (a de novo change) and M39R were retained in the endoplasmic reticulum with significantly reduced
Purpose: : The arrestin-receptor interaction is a complex multi-step process. Arrestins undergo global conformational changes upon binding to their cognate receptors, but the conformation of active, receptor-bound arrestins remains unknown. We identified arrestin-1 elements engaged by different functional forms of rhodopsin and the conformational changes induced by receptor binding. Methods: : We used solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of 15N-labeled arrestin-1, free and in the presence of light activated (Rh*), phosphorylated light activated rhodopsin (P-Rh*), and phospho-opsin (P-Ops) in bicelles. Results: : Solution NMR was used to assign ~40% of arrestin-1 backbone resonances. Native rhodopsin-containing disc membranes are too large for NMR, whereas detergents that solubilize rhodopsin denature arrestin-1. Bicelles, where bilayered lipid discs are edge-stabilized by detergent, provide a native membrane-like environment for rhodopsin and preserve arrestin-1 structure and ...
To study the course of photoreceptor cell death and macro and microglial reactivity in two rat models of retinal degeneration with different etiologies. Retinas from P23H-1 (rhodopsin mutation) and Royal College of Surgeon (RCS, pigment epithelium malfunction) rats and age-matched control animals (Sprague-Dawley and Pievald Viro Glaxo, respectively) were cross-sectioned at different postnatal ages (from P10 to P60) and rhodopsin, L/M- and S- opsin, ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 (Iba1), glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) proteins were immunodetected. Photoreceptor nuclei rows and microglial cells in the different retinal layers were quantified.Photoreceptor degeneration starts earlier and progresses quicker in P23H-1 than in RCS rats. In both models, microglial cell activation occurs simultaneously with the initiation of photoreceptor death while GFAP over-expression starts later. As degeneration progresses, the numbers of microglial cells
Microbial rhodopsins and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs, which include animal rhodopsins) are two distinct (super) families of heptahelical (7TM) membrane proteins that share obvious structural similarities but no significant sequence similarity. Comparison of the recently solved high-resolution structures of the sodium-translocating bacterial rhodopsin and various Na+-binding GPCRs revealed striking similarity of their sodium-binding sites. This similarity allowed us to construct a structure-guided sequence alignment for the two (super)families, which highlighted their evolutionary relatedness. Our analysis supports a common underlying molecular mechanism for both families that involves a highly conserved aromatic residue playing a pivotal role in rotation of the 6th transmembrane helix. This article was reviewed by Oded Beja, G. P. S. Raghava and L. Aravind.
Here we suggest that endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress may be induced following aberrant rhodopsin accumulation in photoreceptors in explanted rat retinas. Rhodopsin accumulation was accompanied by increased phosphorylation of pancreatic ER-kinase and eukaryotic initiator factor 2α as well as increased levels of C/EBP homologous protein, glucose-regulated protein 78 and eventually increased cleaved caspase-12 and cleaved caspase-3. Glucose-regulated protein 78, pancreatic ER-kinase, caspase-12 and cleaved caspase-3 were present in photoreceptors, indicating that ER-stress and apoptosis are induced in this cell population. These results suggest that ER-stress and subsequent apoptosis is induced in healthy photoreceptors, presumably by aberrant accumulation of rhodopsin and the phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiator factor 2α. The explant culture system may allow investigations of neuroprotective strategies.. ...
Rhodopsin Rhodopsin (opsin 2, rod pigment) (retinitis pigmentosa 4, autosomal dominant) Sensory rhodopsin II (rainbow colored) embedded in a lipid bilayer
The visual pigment rhodopsin is a constitutively active lipid scramblase capable of moving phospholipids rapidly between the leaflets of a membrane bilayer. Thi...
Vertebrate rhodopsin (Rh) contains 11-|i|cis|/i|-retinal as a chromophore to convert light energy into visual signals. On absorption of light, 11-|i|cis|/i|-retinal is isomerized to all-|i|trans|/i|-retinal, constituting a one-way reaction that activates transducin (G|sub|t|/sub|) followed by chromo …
(2015) Soubias et al. Biophysical Journal. Abstract Lipid composition of the membrane and rhodopsin packing density strongly modulate the early steps of the visual response of photoreceptor membranes. In this study, lipid-order and bovine rhodopsin function in proteoliposomes composed of the sn-1...
The topic of the research group „Biophysical Chemistry is the investigation of reaction mechanisms of various photoreceptors with spectroscopic methods, particulary with UV/ Vis and static and time resolved FTIR spectroscopy in the time range from ns to seconds. In order to improve the spectroscopic performance we also develop new advanced spectroscopic techniques. We focus on three types of photoreceptors: Vetrebrate rhodopsin, channelrhodoposins and phytochromes. In the case of vertebrate rhodopsin we concentrate on the light induced activation and deactivation and on the mechanism of G-protein binding, since many severe eye diseases are linked to deviations in these processes caused by mutations of the receptor. Channelrhodopsins are light-gated ion channels that are widely used in optogenetics, since they allow the precise control of neuronal activity by light. Phytochromes are photoreceptors in plants and bacteria. They are bimodal photoswitches that control important physiological ...
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology.. Date Issued: 2015-06-08. Abstract: Rhodopsin-encoding microorganisms are common in many environments. However, knowing that rhodopsin genes are present provides little insight into how the host cells utilize light. The genome of the freshwater actinobacterium, Rhodoluna lacicola encodes a rhodopsin of the uncharacterized actinorhodopsin family. We hypothesized that actinorhodopsin was a light-activated proton pump, and confirmed this by heterologously expressing R. lacicola actinorhodopsin in retinal-producing Escherichia coli. However, cultures of R. lacicola did not pump protons, even though actinorhodopsin mRNA and protein were both detected. Proton pumping in R. lacicola was induced by providing exogenous retinal, suggesting that the cells lacked the retinal cofactor. We used HPLC and oxidation of accessory pigments to confirm that R. lacicola does not synthesize retinal. These results suggest that in some organisms, the actinorhodopsin gene is ...
Activation of GPCRs (G-protein-coupled receptors) leads to conformational changes that ultimately initiate signal transduction. Activated GPCRs transiently combine with and activate heterotrimeric G-proteins resulting in GTP replacement of GDP on the G-protein α subunit. Both the detailed structural changes essential for productive GDP/GTP exchange on the G-protein α subunit and the structure of the GPCR-G-protein complex itself have yet to be elucidated. Nevertheless, transient GPCR-G-protein complexes can be trapped by nucleotide depletion, yielding an empty-nucleotide G-protein-GPCR complex that can be isolated. Whereas early biochemical studies indicated formation of a complex between G-protein and activated receptor only, more recent results suggest that G-protein can bind to pre-activated states of receptor or even couple transiently to non-activated receptor to facilitate rapid responses to stimuli. Efficient and reproducible formation of physiologically relevant, conformationally ...
Figure 1. Kinetic analysis of ribozyme Rz397. A: Hammerhead ribozyme 397 was designed to cleave following residue 397 in dog rhodopsin mRNA and in the analogous position (333) in mouse rhodopsin mRNA. B: Using an oligonucleotide substrate in tenfold excess of ribozyme, Rz397 reached a cleavage plateau at approximately 10 min in 5 mM MgCl2. The data points are from duplicate determinations that varied by less than 10%. C: Using 10 nM ribozyme, kobs was measured as a function of substrate concentration (from 0.1 to 15 μM). The data points are the average of duplicate determinations that varied by less than 10%. The Vmax was determined to be 19.5 nM/min and the KM was 910 nM using a double reciprocal plot of these data (not shown).. ...
The photoreceptors in Drosophila express a variety of rhodopsin isoforms. The R1-R6 photoreceptor cells express Rhodopsin1 (Rh1) which absorbs blue light (480 nm). The R7 and R8 cells express a combination of either Rh3 or Rh4 which absorb UV light (345 nm and 375 nm), and Rh5 or Rh6 which absorb blue (437 nm) and green (508 nm) light respectively. Each rhodopsin molecule consists of an opsin protein covalently linked to a carotenoid chromophore, 11-cis-3-hydroxyretinal. [12]. As in vertebrate vision, visual transduction in invertebrates occurs via a G protein-coupled pathway. However, in vertebrates the G protein is transducin, while the G protein in invertebrates is Gq (dgq in Drosophila). When rhodopsin (Rh) absorbs a photon of light its chromophore, 11-cis-3-hydroxyretinal, is isomerized to all-trans-3-hydroxyretinal. Rh undergoes a conformational change into its active form, metarhodopsin. Metarhodopsin activates Gq, which in turn activates a phospholipase Cβ (PLCβ) known as NorpA.. PLCβ ...
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7 transmembrane receptor (rhodopsin family). This family contains, amongst other G-protein-coupled receptors (GCPRs), members of the opsin family, which have been considered to be typical members of the rhodopsin superfamily. They share several motifs, mainly the seven transmembrane helices, GCPRs of the rhodopsin superfamily. All opsins bind a chromophore, such as 11-cis-retinal. The function of most opsins other than the photoisomerases is split into two steps: light absorption and G-protein activation. Photoisomerases, on the other hand, are not coupled to G-proteins - they are thought to generate and supply the chromophore that is used by visual opsins. ...
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Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are transmembrane proteins that respond to diverse extracellular stimuli to trigger many different cellular responses. They are important pharmacological targets, but drug design has been hampered because structural information is only available for the rather distinctive member of this family, rhodopsin (see the Perspective by Ranganathan). Three studies now provide structural insights into another GPCR, the human β2-adrenergic receptor. All three groups crystallized the protein in the presence of an inverse agonist that stabilizes the inactive conformation of the receptor. Rosenbaum et al. stabilized the protein for crystallization by protein engineering and analyzed mutagenesis data in the context of the structure to provide insight into how ligand binding is coupled. Cherezov et al. describe in detail the 2.4 Å structure of the fusion protein and how it compares to the rhodopsin structure. Rasmussen et ...
Rhodopsin, the vertebrate photoreceptor, is a prototypic molecule in the largest family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). Like all receptors of this family, it contains three distinct domains: the cytoplasmic (intracellular) domain that is involve
Caravaggio, L L. and Bonting, S L., The rhodopsin cycle in the developing vertebrate retina. II. Correla- tive study in normal mice and in mice with hereditary retinal degeneration. (1963). Subject Strain Bibliography 1963. 195 ...
article{e5525a34-aaf1-4c93-881a-2c67536c98c2, abstract = {Photoreceptor cells finely adjust their sensitivity and electrical response according to changes in light stimuli as a direct consequence of the feedback and regulation mechanisms in the phototransduction cascade. In this study, we employed a systems biology approach to develop a dynamic model of vertebrate rod phototransduction that accounts for the details of the underlying biochemistry. Following a bottom-up strategy, we first reproduced the results of a robust model developed by Hamer et al. (Vis. Neurosci., 2005, 22(4), 417), and then added a number of additional cascade reactions including: (a) explicit reactions to simulate the interaction between the activated effector and the regulator of G-protein signalling (RGS); (b) a reaction for the reformation of the G-protein from separate subunits; (c) a reaction for rhodopsin (R) reconstitution from the association of the opsin apoprotein with the 11-cis-retinal chromophore; (d) ...
Bacterial rhodopsins [1,2,3] are a family of retinal-containing proteins found in extremely halophilic bacteria which provide light-dependent ion transport and sensory functions for these organisms. Bacterial rhodopsins are integral membrane proteins with seven transmembrane regions. The retinal choromophore is covalently linked, via a Schiffs base, to the epsilon-amino group of a conserved lysine residue in the middle of the last transmembrane helix (called helix G). There are at least three types of bacterial rhodopsins: ...
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Background Membrane proteins (MPs) play crucial roles in signal transduction. rhodopsin was not affected by the target MPs and both could coexist in the membrane stacks. Heterologous expression levels reached about 270 to 500 pmol/mg total MP, resulting in 0.2C0.4 mg purified target MP from 1 107390-08-9 supplier g of fly heads. The metabotropic glutamate receptor and human serotonin transporter - both involved in synaptic transmission - showed native pharmacological characteristics and could be purified to homogeneity as a prerequisite for further studies. Significance We demonstrate expression in PRCs as an efficient and inexpensive tool for the large scale production of functional eukaryotic MPs. The travel eye system offers a number of advantages over conventional expression systems and paves the way for in-depth analyses of eukaryotic MPs that have so far not been accessible to biochemical and biophysical studies. Introduction Membrane proteins (MPs) represent more than 30% of the cell ...
This is a great review paper on the role of rhodopsin trafficking and its influence on retinal degenerative disease by TJ Hollingsworth and Alecia Gross. Rhodopsin delocalization in rod photoreceptors has been recognized for some time as one of the first indications of retinal photoreceptor cell stress in retinal degenerative diseases, so I was intrigued when seeing this paper come up in PubMed. Continue reading Review: Defective Trafficking of Rhodopsin and Its Role In Retinal Degenerations. ...
Figure 5. Phosphorylation of bovine rhodopsin by GRK7 and GRK1.. Extracts from nontransfected (NT) HEK-293 cells or cells expressing bovine GRK1 or ground squirrel GRK7 were used to phosphorylate bovine ROS membranes as described in the Methods. ROS membranes containing bovine rhodopsin were incubated with [[gamma]32P]ATP in the presence (+) or absence (-) of light, then electrophoresed on a 10% SDS-polyacrylamide gel. Phosphorylation was visualized by phosphorimage analysis. The numbers at left represent protein molecular size markers (Biorad, Hercules, CA).. ...
Visual pigments [1,2] are the light-absorbing molecules that mediate vision. They consist of an apoprotein, opsin, covalently linked to the chromophore cis-retinal. Vision is effected through the absorption of a photon by cis-retinal which is isomerized to trans-retinal. This isomerization leads to a change of conformation of the protein. Opsins are integral membrane proteins with seven transmembrane regions that belong to family 1 of G-protein coupled receptors (see ,PDOC00210,). In vertebrates four different pigments are generally found. Rod cells, which mediate vision in dim light, contain the pigment rhodopsin. Cone cells, which function in bright light, are responsible for color vision and contain three or more color pigments (for example, in mammals: red, blue and green). In Drosophila, the eye is composed of 800 facets or ommatidia. Each ommatidium contains eight photoreceptor cells (R1-R8): the R1 to R6 cells are outer cells, R7 and R8 inner cells. Each of the three types of cells ...
Below is the initial modeling approach described, applied to all olfactory receptors used in our research, unless written otherwise.. 1. Firstly, the in silico simulations have to be redone in YASARA in order to produce similar results as reported.[2] This involves the modeling of the olfactory receptor hOR2AG1 by using the crystal structure of the bovine rhodopsin. An alignment executed by BLAST [REF] between the two sequences gives multiple gaps in the helices of the crystal scructure. By shifting the gaps to the nearest extra- or intercellular loop, these helices are preserved. This swapping method is completed by swapping the residues of bovine rhodopsin into the residues of the desired protein. Next, the binding cavities of the receptor must be defined and examined if it is similar. Run a 10 ns MD without any ligand and analyze if the binding niche shrinks in volume.. By docking the ligand amyl butyrate, used in the paper, in the binding niche of the hOR2AG1 olfactory receptor, and ...
Below is the initial modeling approach described, applied to all olfactory receptors used in our research, unless written otherwise.. 1. Firstly, the in silico simulations have to be redone in YASARA in order to produce similar results as reported [2]. This involves the modeling of the olfactory receptor Homo sapiens OR2AG1 by using the crystal structure of the bovine rhodopsin. An alignment executed by BLAST between the two sequences gives multiple gaps in the helices of the crystal scructure. By shifting the gaps to the nearest extra- or intercellular loop, these helices are preserved. This swapping method is completed by swapping the residues of bovine rhodopsin into the residues of the desired protein. Next, the binding cavities of the receptor must be defined and examined if it is similar. A 10 ns MD run is executed without any ligand and the result is analyzed to see if the binding niche shrinks in volume.. By docking the ligand amyl butyrate in the binding niche of the Homo sapiens OR2AG1 ...
SzR was first identified in Asgardarchaeota and is phylogenetically positioned between typical microbial rhodopsins and HeRs (Fig. 1). In this study, we showed that SzR is a new type of light-driven inward H+ pump (Fig. 2). XeR was previously reported as an inward H+ pump in the typical microbial rhodopsin family (9-11). Although the sequential homology between the two subfamilies is low (SzR1 and PoXeR show 15.7% identity and 42.6% similarity), the trimeric structure and the photocycle with a large M accumulation not accompanied by N and O intermediates of SzR are similar to those reported for XeR (9-11), despite a large phylogenetic distance between them. This suggests that XeR and SzR underwent convergent evolution at the molecular level to achieve the same biological function. The differences and similarities between SzR and XeR are listed in Fig. 6C. Asgardarchaeota contain not only SzRs but also typical microbial rhodopsins with a DTK motif in helix C and HeRs (8). Although the function of ...
In this study, we show, for the first time, that global optogenetic activation of mixed interneuron populations effectively suppresses epileptiform activity in the hippocampus because of inhibition of principal cells by GABA released from these interneurons. In support, simultaneous optogenetic activation of several subpopulations of interneurons is more efficient in suppressing epileptiform activity than stimulation of PV or SST interneurons alone. Therefore, we propose that targeting large numbers of inhibitory interneurons with optogenetics, as opposed to specific subpopulations, could represent a better alternative strategy to control seizures.. Certain subclasses of inhibitory interneurons (including PV interneurons) are responsible for generating synchrony and maintaining network oscillations (Freund and Katona, 2007). Therefore, it is possible that perturbation of their rhythmic firing by optogenetics could be accountable for stopping seizure activity. Alternatively, this effect could ...
The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) rhodopsin is found in rod outer segment membranes in the retina and is composed of the apoprotein opsin covalently bound to the ligand 11-cis retinal. Exposure to light converts the ligand to all-trans retinal, which activates the receptor. Rhodopsin then couples to the G protein transducin (Gt), inducing GDP-GTP exchange at the G protein α-subunit (Gαt), which then dissociates from the Gβγ dimer to initiate downstream signaling. Gao et al. isolated rhodopsin from bovine rod outer segment membranes and mixed it with Gβ1γ1 and an engineered α-subunit, eGαt, in the presence or absence of the nanobody Nb35*, which binds to G proteins to help with structure determination. These complexes were capable of undergoing nucleotide exchange and G protein activation. The authors then used single-particle cryo-EM to solve the structures of the Nb35*-bound and Nb35*-free complexes. These structures revealed the extent of the interface between the receptor and the ...
Auditory prostheses can partially restore speech comprehension when hearing fails. Sound coding with current prostheses is based on electrical stimulation of auditory neurons and has limited frequency resolution due to broad current spread within the cochlea. In contrast, optical stimulation can be spatially confined, which may improve frequency resolution. Here, we used animal models to characterize optogenetic stimulation, which is the optical stimulation of neurons genetically engineered to express the light-gated ion channel channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2). Optogenetic stimulation of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) activated the auditory pathway, as demonstrated by recordings of single neuron and neuronal population responses. Furthermore, optogenetic stimulation of SGNs restored auditory activity in deaf mice. Approximation of the spatial spread of cochlear excitation by recording local field potentials (LFPs) in the inferior colliculus in response to suprathreshold optical, acoustic, and ...
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is one of the most common forms of inherited retinal degeneration.[5] There are multiple genes that, when mutated, can cause the retinitis pigmentosa phenotype.[10] Inheritance patterns of RP have been identified as autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked, and maternally (mitochondrially) acquired, and are dependent on the specific RP gene mutations present in the parental generation.[11] In 1989, a mutation of the gene for rhodopsin, a pigment that plays an essential part in the visual transduction cascade enabling vision in low-light conditions, was identified. The rhodopsin gene encodes a principal protein of photoreceptor outer segments. Mutations in this gene most commonly presents as missense mutations or misfolding of the rhodopsin protein, and most frequently follow autosomal dominant inheritance patterns. Since the discovery of the rhodopsin gene, more than 100 RHO mutations have been identified, accounting for 15% of all types of retinal ...
Mutations in the visual pigment protein rod opsin are the most common cause of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP) and the majority of these mutations lead to the misfolding of the protein. Patients with ADRP experience progressive loss of vision leading to blindness and at the moment no effective therapy is available. In this study I have developed a cellular model that can mimic the gain-of function and dominant-negative disease mechanisms in rhodopsin ADRP patients. Whereas wild-type rod opsin translocated to the plasma membrane of the cells, P23H mutant rod opsin misfolded was retained in the ER and accumulated in intracellular inclusions. Several pharmacological compounds were tested in this model. The retinoids 9-c/s-retinal and 11-c/s-retinal reduced inclusion incidence, alleviated cell death and promoted the translocation of the mutant protein to the plasma membrane in cells expressing P23H rod opsin. In cells co-expressing wild-type and P23H rod opsin these compounds restored ...
Frog rod outer segments isolated in suspension can maintain much of their in vivo activity. This observation provides us with a simpler system than the intact retina for correlating biochemical and physiological changes. The relevant physiological process, a decrease of sodium permeability by illumination, is assayed as light suppression of outer segment swelling in a modified Ringers solution. We report here that this decrease is observed over approximately 4 log units of input light intensity and varies with the logarithm of intensity at light levels which bleach between 5.102 and 5.104 rhodopsin molecules/outer segment-second. In this illumination range responsiveness to light decreases as intensity increases. This sensitivity control system may be linked to light-activated rhodopsin phosphorylation, for inhibitors of this reaction increase light sensitivity. The presence of a second system, which controls the maximum amplitude of in vitro response to light, is revealed in experiments with ...
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Voltage imaging allows mapping of the membrane potential in living cells. Yet, current intensity-based imaging approaches are limited to relative membrane potential changes, missing important information conveyed by the absolute value of the membrane voltage. This challenge arises from various factors affecting the signal intensity, such as concentration, illumination intensity, and photobleaching. Here, we demonstrate electronic preresonance hyperspectral stimulated Raman scattering (EPR-hSRS) for spectroscopic detection of the membrane voltage using a near-infrared-absorbing microbial rhodopsin expressed in E. coli. This newly developed near-infrared active microbial rhodopsin enables electronic preresonance SRS imaging at high sensitivity. By spectral profiling, we identified voltage-sensitive SRS peaks in the fingerprint region in single E. coli cells. These spectral signatures offer a new approach for quantitation of the absolute membrane voltage in living cells ...
Objective: Reanimation of muscles paralyzed by disease states such as spinal cord injury remains a highly sought therapeutic goal of neuroprosthetic research. Optogenetic stimulation of peripheral motor nerves expressing light-sensitive opsins is a promising approach to muscle reanimation that may overcome several drawbacks of traditional methods such as functional electrical stimulation (FES). However, the utility of these methods has only been demonstrated in rodents to date, while translation to clinical practice will likely first require demonstration and refinement of these gene therapy techniques in non-human primates.Approach: Three rhesus macaques were injected intramuscularly with either one or both of two optogenetic constructs (AAV6-hSyn-ChR2-eYFP and/or AAV6-hSyn-Chronos-eYFP) to transduce opsin expression in the corresponding nerves. Neuromuscular junctions were targeted for virus delivery using an electrical stimulating injection technique. Functional opsin expression was periodically
Here we incorporate recent advances in Drosophila neurogenetics and  optogenetics into neuroscience laboratory exercises. We used the light-activated ion channel channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) and tissue-specific genetic expression techniques to study the neural basis of behavior in Drosophila larvae. We designed and implemented exercises using inexpensive, easy-to-use systems for delivering blue light pulses with fine temporal control. Students first examined the behavioral effects of activating glutamatergic neurons in Drosophila larvae and then recorded excitatory junctional potentials (EJPs) mediated by ChR2 activation at the larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Comparison of electrically and light-evoked EJPs demonstrates that the amplitudes and time courses of light-evoked EJPs are not significantly different from those generated by electrical nerve stimulation. These exercises introduce students to new genetic technology for remotely manipulating neural activity, and they simplify the ...
Our experimental approach identified rab11a as part of the major complex associated with the C-terminal targeting sequence of rhodopsin in mouse retina. Discounting the mitochondrial ant2 protein as an artifact, all of the proteins detected are known components of outer segment trafficking. A role for rab11a in rhodopsin trafficking has been reported in Drosophila melanogaster (Satoh et al., 2005) and frogs (Mazelova et al., 2009), but the direct interaction of rab11a and, specifically, the C terminus of the rhodopsin molecule has not previously been detected in vertebrate photoreceptors. The fact that this interaction is disrupted by mutations in the C terminus of rhodopsin that lead to defects in outer segment formation and retinal degeneration, including rhodopsin-EGFP and rhodopsinQ344X, suggests that the loss of rab11a binding may be the main cause of these defects.. Two other rab proteins, rab6 (Deretic and Papermaster, 1993; Shetty et al., 1998) and rab8 (Deretic et al., 1995; Moritz et ...
A small molecule is associated with rhodopsin called 11-cis retinal. This small molecule absorbs light and isomerizes to all-trans retinal. As a result, it induces a conformational change in rhodposin protein. This activated rhodopsin then activates G protein called transducin. Being a G-protein, transducin has three subunits as α, β and γ. Just to recall, the α-subunit in inactive state is bound to GDP. Since, rhodopsin activates G protein transducin, there is a conformational change where α-subunit is now bound to GTP and is in active state. This α-subunit (of transducin) bound to GTP then stimulates the activity of cGMP phosphodiesterase. Now, being a phosphodiesterase, it reduces the intracellular levels of cGMP. The cGMP has a direct effect on ion channels in plasma membrane and so when there is reduction of cGMP levels in the rod cells of retina, this is translated to nerve impulse as light by the effect of cGMP on ion channels ...
Javier Navarro, Ehud M. Landau, Karim Fahmy. Biolpoymers 67, 2002, pp 167-177.. Abstract: The primary step in cellular signaling by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is the interaction of the agonist-activated transmembrane receptor with an intracellular G-protein. Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms requires the structural determination of receptor G-protein complexes that are not yet achieved. The crystal structure of the bovine photoreceptor rhodopsin, a prototypical GPCR, was solved recently and the structures of different states of engineered G-proteins were reported. Posttranslational hydrophobic modifications of G-proteins are in most cases removed for crystallization but play functional roles for interactions among G-protein subunits with receptors, as well as membranes. Bovine rhodopsin is reconstituted into lipidic cubic phases to assess their potential for crystallization of receptor G-protein complexes under conditions that may preserve the structural and functional ...
Orphan nuclear receptor of retinal photoreceptor cells. Transcriptional factor that is an activator of rod development and repressor of cone development. Binds the promoter region of a number of rod- and cone-specific genes, including rhodopsin, M- and S-opsin and rod-specific phosphodiesterase beta subunit. Enhances rhodopsin expression. Represses M- and S-cone opsin expression.
Ni JD, Baik LS, Holmes TC, Montell C. 2017. A rhodopsin in the brain functions in circadian photoentrainment in Drosophila. Nature. 545:340-344. Luo J, Shen WL, Montell C. 2017. TRPA1 mediates sensation of the rate of temperature change in Drosophila larvae. Nat Neurosci. 20:34-41. Sokabe, T, Chen HC, Luo J, Montell. 2016 Oct 4; A switch in thermal preference in Drosophila larvae depends on multiple rhodopsins. Sokabe C. Cell Rep. 17:336-344. Huang J, Liu W, Qi YX, Luo J, Montell C. 2016 Sep 12; Neuromodulation of courtship drive through tyramine-responsive neurons in the Drosophila brain. Curr Biol.; 26:2246-56. Zhang YV, Aikin TJ, Li Z, Montell C. 2016 Aug; The basis of food texture sensation in Drosophila. Neuron. 91:863-77. Walker MT, Montell C. 2016 Jul; Suppression of the motor deficit in a mucolipidosis type IV mouse model by bone marrow transplantation. Hum Mol Genet. 25:2752-2761. Chen Z, Chen HC, Montell C. 2015 Oct 20; TRP and rhodopsin transport depends on dual XPORT er chaperones ...
Rhodopsin-like receptors are a family of proteins that comprise the largest group of G protein-coupled receptors. G-protein-coupled receptors, GPCRs, constitute a vast protein family that encompasses a wide range of functions (including various autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine processes). They show considerable diversity at the sequence level, on the basis of which they can be separated into distinct groups. GPCRs are usually described as superfamily because they embrace a group of families for which there are indications of evolutionary relationship, but between which there is no statistically significant similarity in sequence. The currently known superfamily members include the rhodopsin-like GPCRs (this family), the secretin-like GPCRs, the cAMP receptors, the fungal mating pheromone receptors, and the metabotropic glutamate receptor family. There is a specialised database for GPCRs. The rhodopsin-like GPCRs themselves represent a widespread protein family that includes hormones, ...
Rhodopsin self-associates in the plasma membrane. At low concentrations, the interactions are consistent with a monomer-dimer equilibrium (Comar et al., J Am Chem Soc 136(23):8342-8349, 2014). At high
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The human organism employs G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), cell surface receptors in the plasma membrane, to transmit extracellular signals such as hormones, neurotransmitters, gustatory and olfactory signals into the interior of the cell. Specific binding of these extracellular ligands induces a conformational change in GPCRs, which allows the interaction with heterotrimeric G proteins and the catalysis of GDP/GTP nucleotide exchange in the G protein. The G protein then transmits the signal by protein-protein interaction to intracellular effector proteins. The publications summarized here on the rhodopsin/transducin system of photoreceptor cells, a model system for GPCRs/G proteins, cover three topics: 1. Methodology developments for biophysical monitoring of the interaction between rhodopsin and transducin by light scattering and evanescent field techniques, in particular surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. 2. Formation of the active conformation of rhodopsin. The temporal sequence of ...
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A fundamental problem common to the development of most sensory systems is the generation of functionally distinct neuronal cell types. The visual system constitutes a unique model to study the generation of cellular diversity within an otherwise homogeneous neuronal population. We use the fly retina to dissect signaling events that regulate the late phase of eye development, in particular those that control the selective expression of different rhodopsin genes in distinct photoreceptor (PR) subtypes. In many cases it has been shown that factors important for the development of the fly retina may also play a role in the vertebrate retina. Thus, in addition to the elucidation of basic developmental processes, our studies will aid the development of tools to fight eye diseases in humans.. In Drosophila color vision is achieved by the differential expression of blue-, green-, and uv-sensitive rhodopsin molecules in R7 and R8 cells. Throughout the retina, color ommatidia fall into two classes, pale ...
A fundamental problem common to the development of most sensory systems is the generation of functionally distinct neuronal cell types. The visual system constitutes a unique model to study the generation of cellular diversity within an otherwise homogeneous neuronal population. We use the fly retina to dissect signaling events that regulate the late phase of eye development, in particular those that control the selective expression of different rhodopsin genes in distinct photoreceptor (PR) subtypes. In many cases it has been shown that factors important for the development of the fly retina may also play a role in the vertebrate retina. Thus, in addition to the elucidation of basic developmental processes, our studies will aid the development of tools to fight eye diseases in humans.. In Drosophila color vision is achieved by the differential expression of blue-, green-, and uv-sensitive rhodopsin molecules in R7 and R8 cells. Throughout the retina, color ommatidia fall into two classes, pale ...
Dr. Hubbells research is focused on understanding the relationship between the molecular structure of a protein and the conformational changes that control its function. Of particular interest are membrane proteins that behave as molecular switches, i.e., proteins whose structures are switched to an active state by a physical or chemical signal. A primary example under study is light-activated rhodopsin, the visual pigment in photoreceptor cells of the retina. The goal is to elucidate the structure of rhodopsin, the mechanism of the molecular switch, and the regulation of this switch by associated proteins, transducin and arrestin. Recently, his research has broadened to include structure/function relationships in water-soluble proteins such as the lens protein a-crystallin and the family of retinoid carrying proteins that transport vitamin A throughout photoreceptor cells.. To investigate these proteins, Dr. Hubbells laboratory has developed the technique of site-directed spin labeling ...
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Retinal degenerations are the leading cause of genetically inherited blindness. One of the strategies currently being tested for the treatment is cell/tissue transplantation. As such stem cells and tissue engineered constructs are of great importance. This report describes the growth of multipotential human retinal progenitors (cell line) in a 3-D bioreactor culture vessel with (adhesive substrate) laminin coated collagen 1/cytodex beads and without adhesive substrate (beadless culture). The study demonstrates that progenitors are capable of growth and differentiation in the bioreactor with or without beads. The presence of adhesive substrate accelerates and enhances photoreceptor differentiation in the bioreactor, reflected by significantly higher level expressions of several photoreceptor specific proteins; N acetyl transferase (AaNat), rhodopsin and cone transducin GNB3. Both monomeric and dimeric forms of rhodopsin are expressed in cells attached to beads, whereas, only the monomeric form is ...
Dr. Gawrischs laboratory conducts structural and functional studies on reconstituted G protein- coupled membrane receptors (GPCR) including cannabinoid receptors and the visual receptor rhodopsin. The GPCR are recombinantly expressed or purified from a natural source, reconstituted into a fluid lipid matrix with a biologically relevant composition of lipids, and receptor activation and G protein signaling investigated at functional conditions. The laboratory pays particular attention to the mechanisms by which lipids influence receptor function, especially lipids with polyunsaturated hydrocarbon chains like docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid found at high concentrations in brain. The primary experimental tool of the laboratory is solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) which is applied on the GPCR and the surrounding lipid matrix. The goal of the investigations is a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of receptor signaling including ligand binding, structural changes ...
The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (http://www.nri.texaschildrens.org/) at Texas Childrens Hospital in an article that appears online in the journal PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/home.action).. The gene Crag is key for the trafficking of rhodopsin because it is a guanine exchange factor that activates a protein called Rab11, said Dr. Hugo Bellen, professor of molecular and human genetics and director of the Program in Developmental Biology at BCM (http://www.bcm.edu/db/).. When a photon hits the membrane, it activates a protein called rhodopsin, said Bellen, also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Exposure to another wavelength of light ...
The Sip-Triggered Optogenetic Behavior Enclosure (STROBE) produces robust behaviors via activation of peripheral or central neurons in the fly, and mimics key features of feeding driven by chemical taste ligands.
TIP: By maintaining one eye to the darkness, while using the monocular exclusively with other, will help prevent Night Blindness caused by molecules called Rhodopsin. The Rod of your eye undergoes a change in shape as it absorbs light. Rhodopsin is the chemical that allows natural Night-Vision, and is extremely sensitive. When exposed to a spectrum of light, the pigment immediately bleaches and takes about 30 minutes to regenerate fully, although most of the adaptation occurs within the first five or ten minutes in the dark. Rhodopsin in the human rods is less sensitive to the longer red wavelengths of light, so many people use red light to help preserve night vision as it only slowly depletes the eyes Rhodopsin stores in the rods and instead is viewed by the cones. One of the best features of the PVS-14 style Monocular is the Variable Gain Control Knob that works in conjunction with the Automatic Brightness Control to adjust the image for you to see it properly, without blasting your pupil ...
We have now applied optogenetic technology to stimulate or inhibit Hcrt neurons in vivo with high temporal resolution. Using viral gene delivery techniques, we stably express ChR2 or NpHR in Hcrt neurons and investigate the effects of optogenetic stimulation on behavior. Our work shows that optogenetic stimulation of Hcrt neurons at frequencies ,5 Hz (but not 1 Hz) is sufficient to increase the probability of an awakening event during NREM and REM sleep. This stimulation also increases neural activity in downstream arousal nuclei, such as the tuberomammilary nucleus and locus coeruleus. Current projects in the lab aim at understanding the role of Hcrts in other behaviors, as well as understanding the importance of downstream targets in mediating Hcrt functions.. Further reading:. de Lecea et al. (1998). The hypocretins: hypothalamus-specific peptides with neuroexcitatory activity. PNAS 95(1):322-7. [Abstract] [PDF] Sutcliffe & de Lecea (2002). The hypocretins: setting the arousal threshold. Nat. ...
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He contributed to the field of biophysics and biochemistry through research in rhodopsin and structural biology. Birstein, ... "Octopus rhodopsin. Amino acid sequence deduced from cDNA". FEBS Letters. 232 (1): 69-72. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(88)80388-0. ISSN ...
They discovered a gene in several species of bacteria[37][38] responsible for production of the protein rhodopsin, previously ... Instead, rhodopsin-equipped bacteria function like hybrid cars, powered by organic matter when available - as most bacteria are ... 1) When sunlight strikes a rhodopsin molecule. (2) it changes its configuration so a proton is expelled from the cell. (3) the ... Retinal is the chromophore found in rhodopsins. The significance of chlorophyll in converting light energy has been written ...
The sequencing of rhodopsin was later described as a "monumental step" toward understanding the structure of rhodopsin. At the ... Hargrave, P. A.; McDowell, J. H.; Feldmann, R. J.; Atkinson, P. H.; Rao, J. K.; Argos, P. (1984). "Rhodopsin's protein and ... Dratz, Edward; Hargrave, Paul A (1983-04-01). "The structure of rhodopsin and the rod outer segment disk membrane". Trends in ... He also pursued further research into the function of rhodopsin, including its role in visual disease such as retinitis ...
nov., a rhodopsin-containing bacterium from an Antarctic environment and emended description of the genus Tessaracoccus". ... Tessaracoccus antarcticus produces rhodopsin. "Species: Tessaracoccus antarcticus". lpsn.dsmz.de. Zhou, Liu-Yan; Zhang, Jin-Yu ...
Wang Y, Macke JP, Abella BS, Andreasson K, Worley P, Gilbert DJ, Copeland NG, Jenkins NA, Nathans J (Jun 1996). "A large family of putative transmembrane receptors homologous to the product of the Drosophila tissue polarity gene frizzled". J Biol Chem. 271 (8): 4468-76. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.8.4468. PMID 8626800 ...
Rhodopsin kinase (EC 2.7.11.14). *Rhodopsin kinase. Beta adrenergic receptor kinase (EC 2.7.11.15). *Beta adrenergic receptor ...
... is a member of the rhodopsin family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPRs).[5][6] ... Fredriksson R, Höglund PJ, Gloriam DE, Lagerström MC, Schiöth HB (Nov 2003). "Seven evolutionarily conserved human rhodopsin G ...
Hillier LD, Lennon G, Becker M, Bonaldo MF, Chiapelli B, Chissoe S, Dietrich N, DuBuque T, Favello A, Gish W, Hawkins M, Hultman M, Kucaba T, Lacy M, Le M, Le N, Mardis E, Moore B, Morris M, Parsons J, Prange C, Rifkin L, Rohlfing T, Schellenberg K, Bento Soares M, Tan F, Thierry-Meg J, Trevaskis E, Underwood K, Wohldman P, Waterston R, Wilson R, Marra M (September 1996). "Generation and analysis of 280,000 human expressed sequence tags". Genome Research. 6 (9): 807-28. doi:10.1101/gr.6.9.807. PMID 8889549 ...
Each type of adenosine receptor has different functions, although with some overlap.[3] For instance, both A1 receptors and A2A play roles in the heart, regulating myocardial oxygen consumption and coronary blood flow, while the A2A receptor also has broader anti-inflammatory effects throughout the body.[4] These two receptors also have important roles in the brain,[5] regulating the release of other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and glutamate,[6][7][8] while the A2B and A3 receptors are located mainly peripherally and are involved in processes such as inflammation and immune responses. Most older compounds acting on adenosine receptors are nonselective, with the endogenous agonist adenosine being used in hospitals as treatment for severe tachycardia (rapid heart beat),[9] and acting directly to slow the heart through action on all four adenosine receptors in heart tissue,[10] as well as producing a sedative effect through action on A1 and A2A receptors in the brain. Xanthine derivatives ...
The neuropeptide galanin elicits a range of biological effects by interaction with specific G-protein-coupled receptors. Galanin receptors are seven-trans membrane proteins shown to activate a variety of intracellular second-messenger pathways. GALR1 inhibits adenylyl cyclase via a G protein of the GI/GO family. GALR1 is widely expressed in the brain and spinal cord, as well as in peripheral sites such as the small intestine and heart.[5]. ...
The TAS2R38 protein also confers sensitivity to the bitter compound 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP). Because perception of PROP bitterness has been associated with supertasting, and because TAS2R38 genotypes associate with PROP-tasting phenotypes, it has been proposed that TAS2R38 genotypes may have a role in supertasting capabilities. It appears that while TAS2R38 genotypes determine a threshold of PROP tasting abilities, the genotypes cannot account for the differences in tasting amongst each threshold group. For example, some PAV/PAV homozygotes perceive PROP to be more bitter than others, and TAS2R38 genotype cannot account for these differences. Furthermore, some heterozygotes may become PROP supertasters (despite a lack of two PAV alleles), indicating overlap between PROP bitterness levels and varying TAS2R38 genotypes. These results illustrate that a mechanism beyond TAS2R38 genotype contributes to supertasting capabilities.[13] Because fungiform papillae (FP) number varies with PROP ...
CySLTR2 mRNA is co-expressed along with CysLRR1 in human blood eosinophils and platelets, and tissue mast cells, macrophages, airway epithelial cells, and vascular endothelial cells. It is also expressed without CysLTR1 throughout the heart, including Purkinje cells, adrenal gland, and brain as well as some vascular endothelial, airway epithelial, and smooth muscle cells.[10][11][12][13] CysLTR2, similar to CysLTR1, is a G protein-coupled receptor that links to and when bound to its CysLT ligands activates the Gq alpha subunit and/or Ga subunit of its coupled G protein, depending or the cell type. Acting through these G proteins and their subunits, ligand-bound CysLTR1 activates a series of pathways that lead to cell function (see Gq alpha subunit#function and Ga subunit#function for details); the order of potency of the cysLTs in stimulating CysLTR2 is LTD4=LTC4,LTE4 with LTE4 probably lacking sufficient potency to have much activity that operates through CysLTR1 in vivo. By comparison, the ...
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Adams MD, Soares MB, Kerlavage AR, et al. (1993). "Rapid cDNA sequencing (expressed sequence tags) from a directionally cloned human infant brain cDNA library". Nat. Genet. 4 (4): 373-80. doi:10.1038/ng0893-373. PMID 8401585 ...
This protein is a member of the rhodopsin-like family of G protein-coupled receptors and is a multi-pass membrane protein that ...
This gene belongs to a family of genes that function as receptors for tachykinins. Receptor affinities are specified by variations in the 5'-end of the sequence. The receptors belonging to this family are characterized by interactions with G proteins and 7 hydrophobic transmembrane regions. This gene encodes the receptor for the tachykinin neurokinin 3, also referred to as neurokinin B.[6] ...
The 5-HT1 receptors are a subfamily of the 5-HT serotonin receptors that bind to the endogenous neurotransmitter serotonin (also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT).[1] The 5-HT1 subfamily consists of five G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that are coupled to Gi/Go and mediate inhibitory neurotransmission, including 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D, 5-HT1E, and 5-HT1F. There is no 5-HT1C receptor, as it was reclassified as the 5-HT2C receptor.[2] For more information, please see the respective main articles of the individual subtypes: ...
All of the prostanoid receptors are G protein-coupled receptors belonging to the Subfamily A14 of the rhodopsin-like receptor ...
The olfactory tubercle differs in location and relative size between humans, non-human primates, rodents, birds, and other animals. In most cases, the olfactory tubercle is identified as a round bulge along the basal forebrain anterior to the optic chiasm and posterior to the olfactory peduncle.[7] In humans and non-human primates, visual identification of the olfactory tubercle is not easy because the basal forebrain bulge is small in these animals.[8] With regard to functional anatomy, the olfactory tubercle can be considered to be a part of three larger networks. First, it is considered to be part of the basal forebrain, the nucleus accumbens, and the amygdaloid nuclei because of its location along the rostral ventral region of the brain, that is, the front-bottom part. Second, it is considered to be part of the olfactory cortex because it receives direct input from the olfactory bulb. Third, it is also considered to be part of the ventral striatum based on anatomy, neurochemical, and ...
Rhodopsin kinase (EC 2.7.11.14). *Rhodopsin kinase. Beta adrenergic receptor kinase (EC 2.7.11.15). *Beta adrenergic receptor ...
The 48-base pair variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in exon 3 range from 2 to 11 repeats.[citation needed]. DRD4-7R, the 7-repeat (7R) variant of DRD4 (DRD4 7-repeat polymorphism), has been linked to a susceptibility for developing ADHD in several meta-analyses and other psychological traits and disorders.[20][21]. The frequency of the alleles varies greatly between populations, e.g., the 7-repeat version has high incidence in America and low in Asia.[22] "Long" versions of polymorphisms are the alleles with 6 to 10 repeats. 7R appears to react less strongly to dopamine molecules.[23]. The 48-base pair VNTR has been the subject of much speculation about its evolution and role in human behaviors cross-culturally. The 7R allele appears to have been selected for about 40,000 years ago.[22] In 1999 Chen and colleagues[24] observed that populations who migrated farther in the past 30,000 to 1,000 years ago had a higher frequency of 7R/long alleles. They also showed that nomadic populations had ...
This gene product belongs to the family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. These proteins are specifically expressed in the taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. They are organized in the genome in clusters and are genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception in mice and humans. In functional expression studies, TAS2R14 responds to (−)-α-thujone, the primary neurotoxic agent in absinthe, and picrotoxin, a poison found in fishberries.[8] This gene maps to the taste receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12p13.[7] TAS2R14 is also expressed in the smooth muscle of human airways, along with several other bitter taste receptors. Their activation in these cells causes an increase in intracellular calcium ion, which in turn triggers the opening of potassium channels which hyperpolarize the membrane and cause the smooth muscle to relax. Hence, activation of these receptors leads to bronchodilation.[9] ...
The present meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the magnitude of the effects of methylphenidate and amphetamine on cognitive functions central to academic and occupational functioning, including inhibitory control, working memory, short-term episodic memory, and delayed episodic memory. In addition, we examined the evidence for publication bias. Forty-eight studies (total of 1,409 participants) were included in the analyses. We found evidence for small but significant stimulant enhancement effects on inhibitory control and short-term episodic memory. Small effects on working memory reached significance, based on one of our two analytical approaches. Effects on delayed episodic memory were medium in size. However, because the effects on long-term and working memory were qualified by evidence for publication bias, we conclude that the effect of amphetamine and methylphenidate on the examined facets of healthy cognition is probably modest overall. In some situations, a small advantage may be ...
... proteins also play key roles in governing cell polarity, embryonic development, formation of neural synapses, cell proliferation, and many other processes in developing and adult organisms. These processes occur as a result of one of three signaling pathways. These include the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway, Wnt/calcium pathway, and planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway.[3] Mutations in the human frizzled-4 receptor have been linked to familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, a rare disease affecting the retina at the back of the eye, and the vitreous, the clear fluid inside the eye. The frizzled (fz) locus of Drosophila coordinates the cytoskeletons of epidermal cells, producing a parallel array of cuticular hairs and bristles.[4][5] In fz mutants, the orientation of individual hairs with respect both to their neighbours and to the organism as a whole is altered. In the wild-type wing, all hairs point towards the distal tip.[5] In the developing wing, Fz has 2 functions: it is required for ...
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) such as DP2 are integral membrane proteins that, when bound by their cognate ligands (or, in some cases, even when not ligand-bound and thereby acting continuously in a constitutive manner {see Receptor (biochemistry)#Constitutive activity}), mobilize one or more types of Heterotrimeric G proteins. DP2 is classified as a "contractile" prostanoid receptor in that it can cause the contraction of smooth muscle. As evidenced by its initial discovery as a receptor for PGD2 in T-helper type 2 cells, activated DP2 triggers Gi alpha subunit-linked heterotrimeric G proteins to dissociate into their component a) Gi alpha subunits (also termed Giα subunits) inhibit adenylyl cyclase b) G beta-gamma complex of subunits (Gβγ) have many potential functions, including simulation of phospholipase C to cleave phosphatidylinositol triphosphate into inositol triphosphate (IP3) and diacylglycerol (DAG), inhibition or stimulation of adenylyl cyclase depending on the isoform, ...
O'Dowd BF, Nguyen T, Jung BP, Marchese A, Cheng R, Heng HH, Kolakowski LF, Lynch KR, George SR (March 1997). "Cloning and chromosomal mapping of four putative novel human G-protein-coupled receptor genes". Gene. 187 (1): 75-81. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(96)00722-6. PMID 9073069 ...
The human CRHR2 gene contains 12 exons. Three major functional isoforms, alpha (411 amino acids), beta (438 amino acids), and gamma (397 amino acids), encoded by transcripts with alternative first exons,[7] differ only in the N-terminal sequence comprising the signal peptide and part of the extracellular domain (amino acids 18-108 of CRHR2 alpha); the unique N-terminal sequence of each isoform (34 amino acids in CRHR2 alpha; 61 amino acids in Hs CRHR2 beta; 20 amino acids in CRHR2 gamma) is followed by a sequence common to all isoforms (377 amino acids)[8] comprising most of the multi-pass transmembrane domain followed by a cytoplasmic domain of 47 amino acids. CRHR2 beta is expressed in human brain; CRHR2 alpha predominates in peripheral tissues. The N-terminal signal peptides of corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 and CRHR2 beta are cleaved off in the endoplasmic reticulum to yield the mature receptors. In contrast, CRHR2 alpha contains a unique pseudo signal peptide that is not removed ...
Toy-Miou-Leong M, Cortes CL, Beaudet A, Rostène W, Forgez P (Mar 2004). "Receptor trafficking via the perinuclear recycling compartment accompanied by cell division is necessary for permanent neurotensin cell sensitization and leads to chronic mitogen-activated protein kinase activation". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279 (13): 12636-46. doi:10.1074/jbc.M303384200. PMID 14699144 ...
This gene belongs to a family of genes that function as receptors for tachykinins. Receptor affinities are specified by variations in the 5'-end of the sequence. The receptors belonging to this family are characterized by interactions with G proteins and 7 hydrophobic transmembrane regions. This gene encodes the receptor for the tachykinin neuropeptide substance K, also referred to as neurokinin A.[5] ...
It is well-characterized that activating the growth hormone secretagogue receptor with ghrelin induces an orexigenic state, or general feeling of hunger.[6] However, ghrelin may also play a role in behavioral reinforcement. Studies in animal models, found that food intake increased when ghrelin was specifically administered to just the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a brain area that uses dopamine signaling to reinforce behavior.[8] In fact, the more ghrelin administered, the more food the rodent consumed.[8] This is called a dose-dependent effect. Building on this, it was found that there are growth hormone secretagogue receptors in the VTA and that ghrelin acts on the VTA through these receptors.[8] Current studies, furthermore, suggest that the VTA may contain dimers of GHS-R1a and dopamine receptor type 2 (DRD2). If these two receptors do indeed form dimers, this would somehow link ghrelin signaling to dopaminergic signaling.[8] ...
rhodopsin (*visual purple*)* The light-sensitive pigment found in the rods [1] of the vertebrate retina. It consists of a ... Where is rhodopsin?. Rhodopsin is found at the back of the eye, in the retina. The retina is the area of the eye that senses ... Where is rhodopsin?. Rhodopsin is found at the back of the eye, in the retina. The retina is the area of the eye that senses ... How does rhodopsin turn light into a chemical signal?. Rhodopsin is a combination of two different molecules, retinal and opsin ...
The Rhodopsin Protein Photoisomerization of rhodopsin, animation. Rhodopsin and the eye, summary with pictures.. ... express rhodopsin ion pumps or sensory rhodopsins of yet-unknown function. Very recently, microbial rhodopsins with guanylyl ... The structure of rhodopsin has been studied in detail via x-ray crystallography on rhodopsin crystals. Several models (e.g., ... Rhodopsin is extremely sensitive to light, and thus enables vision in low-light conditions. When rhodopsin is exposed to light ...
Bacterial rhodopsin may refer to: Microbial rhodopsin, also known as type-I rhodopsin Bacteriorhodopsin, a type of microbial ... rhodopsin This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Bacterial rhodopsin. If an internal link led you ...
In vivo footprinting of the rhodopsin gene and the transgene will also be performed. A non-radioactive in situ hybridization ... DNA sequence comparisons of rhodopsin upstream regions from different species and in vitro DNA-protein binding studies (work ... This application proposes to study the molecular basis of retinal development using the regulation of rhodopsin gene expression ... The finding of apparent integration site-independent expression with this same constructis suggestive of a rhodopsin locus ...
Rhodopsin has an 11-cis retinal as the chromophore, which binds covalently with a lysine residue through a protonated Schiff ... Absorption of a photon by rhodopsin initiates the … ... article reviews the primary reaction processes in rhodopsin, a ... This article reviews the primary reaction processes in rhodopsin, a photoreceptive pigment for twilight vision. Rhodopsin has ... 9-cis rhodopsin) at low temperatures. The crystal structure of bovine rhodopsin recently reported will lead to better ...
Rhodopsin kinase, catalytic domain (IPR037716). Short name: GRK1_dom Overlapping homologous superfamilies *Protein kinase-like ... Rhodopsin kinase (also known as G-protein-coupled Receptor Kinase 1, GRK1) is a retina-specific kinase involved in the signal ... Rhodopsin kinase and recoverin modulate phosphodiesterase during mouse photoreceptor light adaptation.. J. Gen. Physiol. 145 ... Requirement of farnesylation/alpha-carboxyl methylation for full enzymatic activity of rhodopsin kinase.. J. Biol. Chem. 267 ...
Projection structure of rhodopsin.. Schertler GF1, Villa C, Henderson R.. Author information. 1. MRC Laboratory of Molecular ... Rhodopsin, which contains 348 amino acids, has seven helices that cross the disk membrane and its amino terminus is ... A wealth of biochemical data is available for rhodopsin: 11-cis retinal is bound to lysine 296 in helix VII; glutamic acid 113 ... But to provide a framework to interpret these data, not only for rhodopsin but for other G-protein-coupled receptors, requires ...
Three cytoplasmic loops of rhodopsin interact with transducin. B König, A Arendt, J H McDowell, M Kahlert, P A Hargrave, K P ... Three cytoplasmic loops of rhodopsin interact with transducin. B König, A Arendt, J H McDowell, M Kahlert, P A Hargrave, K P ... which connects rhodopsin helices III and IV, (ii) the third cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices V and VI, and ( ... Three cytoplasmic loops of rhodopsin interact with transducin. B König, A Arendt, J H McDowell, M Kahlert, P A Hargrave, and K ...
Rhodopsins are GPCRs that respond to light and activate the visual transduction pathway. Now Palczewski et al. (see the ... Bourne, H.R., and Meng, E.C. (2000) Rhodopsin sees the light. Science 289: 733-734. [Full Text] ... Crystal structure of rhodopsin: A G protein-coupled receptor. Science 289: 739-745. [Abstract] [Full Text] ... Perspective by Bourne and Meng) have determined the structure of rhodopsin from diffraction data extending to 2.8 angstroms. ...
... the contribution of autophagy to rhodopsin regulation has remained elusive. This study reveals that activated rhodopsin is ... Accumulation of activated rhodopsin in some Drosophila mutants leads to retinal degeneration, and although it is known that ... This rhodopsin accumulation, followed by retinal degeneration, was suppressed by overexpression of Rab7, which accelerated the ... Importantly, a reduction in rhodopsin levels rescued Psd knockdown-induced retinal degeneration. Additionally, the Psd ...
Abstract Lipid composition of the membrane and rhodopsin packing density strongly modulate the early steps of the visual ... In this study, lipid-order and bovine rhodopsin function in proteoliposomes composed of the sn-1... ... The lipid-order parameter studies also indicated that a hydrophobic mismatch between rhodopsin and lipids triggers rhodopsin ... Soubias, O., Teague, W. E., Hines, K. G., & Gawrisch, K. (2015). Rhodopsin/lipid hydrophobic matching - Rhodopsin ...
On average, 48% of the cells from which these metagenomes were generated harbored a rhodopsin gene, exceeding the reaction ... Photochemical reaction centers and rhodopsins are the only phototrophic mechanisms known to have evolved on Earth. The minimal ... Relative abundance of photochemical reaction centers and of rhodopsins as a function of prefilter size. Left panel: particles ... Relative abundance of four types of photochemical reaction centers and of rhodopsins in 115 metagenomes. Reaction center ...
Sensory rhodopsin II (rainbow colored) embedded in a lipid bilayer ... Rhodopsin Rhodopsin (opsin 2, rod pigment) (retinitis pigmentosa 4, autosomal dominant) ... Microbial rhodopsins Main article: Bacterial rhodopsins. Some prokaryotes express proton pumps called bacteriorhodopsin, ... Rhodopsin and retinal disease Mutation of the rhodopsin gene is a major contributor to various retinopathies such as retinitis ...
They confirmed that rhodopsin moves quite freely within disc membranes, and predicted that if rhodopsin is forming temporary ... The raft-forming nature of rhodopsin molecules when they draw close to each other suggests that rhodopsin clusters are similar ... Single-molecule tracking of rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is sensitive to light, so instead of using the standard visible light ... These are lipid bilayer membranes embedded with high concentrations of the photoreceptor protein rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a ...
... retinal-binding GPCR rhodopsin (best known for its role in vision) was present in the melanocytes. Knockdown of rhodopsin ... Rhodopsin present in melanocytes contributes to a retinal-dependent rapid pigmentation response to ultraviolet light. ... Rhodopsin present in melanocytes contributes to a retinal-dependent rapid pigmentation response to ultraviolet light. ... The authors speculate that the cellular environment of melanocytes may stabilize the meta II-like state of rhodopsin, which ...
IPR000732, Rhodopsin. IPR019477, Rhodopsin_N. Pfami. View protein in Pfam. PF00001, 7tm_1, 1 hit. PF10413, Rhodopsin_N, 1 ... rhodopsin mediated signaling pathway Source: RGDInferred from direct assayi*. "Rhodopsin in immature rod outer segments.". ... "Rhodopsin in immature rod outer segments.". Dodge J., Fulton A.B., Parker C., Hansen R.M., Williams T.P.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis ... "Rhodopsin in immature rod outer segments.". Dodge J., Fulton A.B., Parker C., Hansen R.M., Williams T.P.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis ...
Advances in determination of a high-resolution three-dimensional structure of rhodopsin, a model of G-protein-coupled receptors ... RHODOPSIN A, B 349 Bos taurus Gene Name(s): RHO Gene View ... CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF BOVINE RHODOPSIN. *DOI: 10.2210/pdb1hzx/ ...
Mouse monoclonal Rhodopsin antibody [4D2] conjugated to FITC. Validated in IHC and tested in Mouse, Rat, Cow, Human, Pig, Bird ... Immunohistchemical analysis of Mouse retina tissue labeling Rhodopsin. Samples were incubated with primary anitbody at 1:1000 ... Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) - Anti-Rhodopsin antibody [4D2] (FITC) (ab183399) ...
The lollipop plot above illustrates recurrent (observed in 3 or more out of 4440 TCGA tumor samples from 15 cancer types) and therefore potentially oncogenic missense mutations (click on Show Cancer Mutations). The bar plot below shows the proportion of tumor samples that have any kind of altering mutation(s) in the given protein. ...
A team of biophysicists has discovered and studied the structure of the KR2 rhodopsin under physiological conditions. This ... IMAGE: KR2 rhodopsin monomer (left) and pentamer (right) in the cell membrane, shown as blue disks. In the monomer state, ... The KR2 rhodopsin is revolutionary for optogenetics, and knowing its correct structure under physiological conditions is ... Several years ago, researchers discovered a new type of ion transporter -- the KR2 rhodopsin -- in the cell membrane of the ...
Patterned rhodopsin expression in the mosquito eye. There are 10 rhodopsins encoded in the Ae. aegypti genome. The analysis of ... There are 10 different rhodopsins found in the Ae. aegypti genome (Nene et al., 2007). Similar sets of rhodopsins (Holt et al ... rhodopsin-containing MVBs are generated by endocytosis of rhodopsin from rhabdomeric membranes following light treatment (Satoh ... Light-Mediated Control of Rhodopsin Movement in Mosquito Photoreceptors. Xiaobang Hu, Matthew T. Leming, Alexander J. Metoxen, ...
CULD is required for rhodopsin and TRPL channel endocytic trafficking and survival of photoreceptor cells Ying Xu, Tao Wang ... The Arf GEF GBF1 and Arf4 synergize with the sensory receptor cargo, rhodopsin, to regulate ciliary membrane trafficking Jing ... Phagosome maturation during endosome interaction revealed by partial rhodopsin processing in retinal pigment epithelium Silène ... is required in endocytic turnover of rhodopsin and TRPL. ...
... photo-rhodopsin, batho-rhodopsin, and lumi-rhodopsin, and longer-lived meta-rhodopsins give information about the structural ... Retinal Chromophore of Rhodopsin. Rhodopsin consists of an opsin apoprotein and a in its active site. Rhodopsin is bound ... Rhodopsin kinase phosphorylates rhodopsin and arrestin binds to the phosphorylated domain of rhodopsin, preventing further ... Rhodopsin. Rhodopsin, a homodimeric protein, is a highly characterized G protein-coupled receptor found in membranous disks of ...
IPR000732, Rhodopsin. IPR019477, Rhodopsin_N. Pfami. View protein in Pfam. PF00001, 7tm_1, 1 hit. PF10413, Rhodopsin_N, 1 ... sp,P41590,OPSD_ASTFA Rhodopsin OS=Astyanax fasciatus OX=223369 GN=rho PE=1 SV=1 ...
Vertebrate rhodopsin (Rh) contains 11-,i,cis,/i,-retinal as a chromophore to convert light energy into visual signals. On ... Photocyclic behavior of rhodopsin induced by an atypical isomerization mechanism Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 28;114(13): ... Vertebrate rhodopsin (Rh) contains 11-cis-retinal as a chromophore to convert light energy into visual signals. On absorption ...
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  • The structure of rhodopsin has been studied in detail via x-ray crystallography on rhodopsin crystals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Projection structure of rhodopsin. (nih.gov)
  • see the Perspective by Bourne and Meng) have determined the structure of rhodopsin from diffraction data extending to 2.8 angstroms. (sciencemag.org)
  • The structure of rhodopsin consists of a bundle of seven transmembrane helices that surround the photoreactive chromophore, 11-cis retinal. (bionity.com)
  • The structure of rhodopsin may provide stability to the important Schiff base linkage with the retinal by affecting its hydrolysis, limiting its interactions with solvent, and inhibiting its release when hydrolyzed, thus encouraging rebinding of the Schiff base linkage [9] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Furthermore, rhodopsin forms a potentially physiologically relevant dimer interface that involves helices I, II, and 8, and when taken with the prior work that implicates helices IV and V as the physiological dimer interface may account for one of the interfaces of the oligomeric structure of rhodopsin seen in the membrane by atomic force microscopy. (rcsb.org)
  • Crystals obtained by this method allowed us to solve the structure of rhodopsin to a resolution of 1.8 Å. (esrf.eu)
  • Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy shows that the structure of rhodopsin, metarhodopsin-II, and the metarhodopsin-II Gt complex is also not altered. (hzdr.de)
  • [18] The structure of rhodopsin has been studied in detail via x-ray crystallography on rhodopsin crystals [19] . (wikidoc.org)
  • Humans have eight other opsins besides rhodopsin, as well as cryptochrome (light-sensitive, but not an opsin). (wikipedia.org)
  • rhodopsin The pigment in the rod cells of the retina of the eye, also known as visual purple, consisting of the protein opsin and retinaldehyde, which is responsible for the visual process. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Rhodopsin consists of its protein part called opsin and a reversibly covalently bound cofactor, retinal . (bionity.com)
  • Retinal, the chromophore portion of rhodopsin, is made in the retina from Vitamin A . Isomerization of 11- cis -retinal into all- trans -retinal by light induces a conformational change in the opsin that activates the associated G protein and triggers a second messenger cascade. (bionity.com)
  • The identified opsin was rhodopsin that is identical to the rhodopsin expressed in the retina. (bioone.org)
  • Provide accurate, reproducible results with the Thermo Scientific Rhodopsin (Opsin) Ab-1, Mouse Monoclonal Antibody. (fishersci.com)
  • Bleaching adaptation in rods is mediated by apo-opsin, which activates phototransduction with an estimated activity 10 6 -fold lower than that of photoactivated rhodopsin (Meta-II). (arvojournals.org)
  • Here, prior to recordings, almost all of the opsin was converted into unbleachable rhodopsin by regeneration with exogenous locked 11- cis -7-ring retinal. (arvojournals.org)
  • Consistent with this interpretation, dark activity returned to pre-bleached levels by regenerating bleached opsin into rhodopsin with exogenous 11- cis retinal treatment. (arvojournals.org)
  • Rhodopsin is formed of the protein opsin and the reversibly and covalently bound co-factor 11-cis-retinal, which is the photo-reactive chromophore. (ukessays.com)
  • There is an 8th helix present in opsin however this is not transmembranous and plays a regulatory role in rhodopsin. (ukessays.com)
  • Bacterio-opsin, as in rhodopsin, is formed of 7 transmembrane α helices connected by polypeptide loops. (ukessays.com)
  • Retinas from P23H-1 (rhodopsin mutation) and Royal College of Surgeon (RCS, pigment epithelium malfunction) rats and age-matched control animals (Sprague-Dawley and Pievald Viro Glaxo, respectively) were cross-sectioned at different postnatal ages (from P10 to P60) and rhodopsin, L/M- and S-opsin, ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 (Iba1), glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) proteins were immunodetected. (frontiersin.org)
  • Immunohistochemistry localized rhodopsin to the outer segment of photoreceptors in the all-cone retina of the snake and all opsin genes produced functional visual pigments when expressed in vitro . (biologists.org)
  • Surprisingly, P. melanoleucus rhodopsin reacted with hydroxylamine, a typical cone opsin characteristic. (biologists.org)
  • The Spalax retina is rich in rhodopsin and long/middle wave (L/M) cone opsin bearing photoreceptor cells. (frontiersin.org)
  • Spectral tuning of rhodopsins commonly refers to the effects of opsin amino acid substitutions on the wavelength for peak sensitivity of the rhodopsin absorption spectrum. (biologists.org)
  • Nymphalini butterflies provide an opportunity for identifying some of the amino acid substitutions responsible for insect rhodopsin spectral tuning because the majority of photoreceptor cells (R3-9) in the adult retina express only a single long wavelength-sensitive (LWS) opsin mRNA transcript. (biologists.org)
  • The isolated LWS opsin gene sequences varied in length from 1437-1612 bp and encode rhodopsins R522 ( S. stelenes ), R530 ( I. io ), R534 ( N. antiopa ) and, together with a previously published sequence, R510 ( J. coenia ). (biologists.org)
  • Recognizes a protein of 39kD identified as rat rhodopsin (opsin). (lsbio.com)
  • The data indicate that the mutant opsin activates transducin constitutively, which is a consistent and common feature of all four CSNB-associated rhodopsin mutations reported to date. (uzh.ch)
  • Rhodopsins consist of the protein opsin and the covalently bound chromophore retinal (vitamin A aldehyde). (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • The hypothetical rhodopsin included an N-terminal opsin domain, a fused two-component system with histidinekinase and response regulator domain, and a C-terminal guanylyl cyclase (GC) domain. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Rhodopsins are known to show a large variation in their colors depending on the interaction between the apoprotein (opsin) and the retinal chromophore. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Meta II (metarhodopsin II) is deactivated rapidly after activating transducin by rhodopsin kinase and arrestin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sensory rhodopsin II (rainbow colored) embedded in a lipid bilayer (heads red and tails blue) with Transducin below it. (bionity.com)
  • In this study, researchers used the latest technology and analysis methods to investigate the single molecule dynamics of rhodopsin and G protein transducin as well as lipid molecules within disc membranes. (news-medical.net)
  • Like most G protein-coupled receptors, the activated rhodopsin catalyzes uptake of GTP by the heterotrimeric G protein, in this case transducin , which interacts with the cytoplasmic loops of the receptor [5] . (proteopedia.org)
  • This helix runs approximately parallel to the cytoplasmic surface and is involved in Gtγ binding [7] , as well as the modulation of rhodopsin-transducin interactions and rhodopsin-phospholipid interactions [2] . (proteopedia.org)
  • The structures reveal that the changes that accompany photoactivation are smaller than previously predicted for the metarhodopsin II state and include changes on the cytoplasmic surface of rhodopsin that possibly enable the coupling to its cognate G protein, transducin. (rcsb.org)
  • After photoactivation, rhodopsin undergoes conformational changes leading to an activated 'META' state able to bind the next partner in the signalling cascade, the G protein transducin. (esrf.eu)
  • Tauroursodeoxycholic acid bears structural resemblance to several compounds that were previously identified to specifically bind to the light-activated form of the visual receptor rhodopsin and to inhibit its activation of transducin. (ovid.com)
  • Computer docking of TUDCA to the model of light-activated rhodopsin revealed that it interacts using similar mode of binding to the C-terminal domain of transducin alpha subunit. (ovid.com)
  • Activity is shut off by phosphorylation under the influence of rhodopsin kinase, the activity of which results in binding of visual arrestin (a.k.a. arrestin-1 and S-antigen), which prevents rhodopsin from interacting with and activating more transducin molecules. (neuromics.com)
  • The ability of mutant rhodopsin to activate transducin constitutively was monitored by measuring the catalytic exchange of bound GDP for radiolabeled [(35)S]GTPgammaS in transducin. (uzh.ch)
  • A highly conserved carboxylic acid residue in rhodopsin, Glu134, modulates transducin (Gt) interaction. (hzdr.de)
  • Light stimulates rhodopsin in a retinal rod to activate the G protein transducin, which binds to phosphodiesterase (PDE), relieving PDE inhibition and decreasing guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) concentration. (escholarship.org)
  • A hinge-like motion of helices M3, M4, and M5 with respect to the rest of the protein was proposed to result in the activation of transducin, the G-protein associated with rhodopsin. (caltech.edu)
  • Preliminary transgenic mouse studies with fusion construct sconsisting of sequences upstream of the bovine rhodopsin gene ligated to the reporter gene lacZ (beta-galactosidase) have identified cis-acting DNA regulatory sequences that are capable of directing photoreceptor cell-specific gene expression. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The crystal structure of bovine rhodopsin recently reported will lead to better understanding of the mechanism in future. (nih.gov)
  • In this study, lipid-order and bovine rhodopsin function in proteoliposomes composed of the sn-1 chain perdeuterated lipids 14:0d27-14:1-PC, 16:0d31-16:1-PC, 18:0d35-18:1-PC, or 20:0d39-20:1-PC at rhodopsin/lipid molar ratios from 1:70 to 1:1000 (mol/mol) were investigated. (mendeley.com)
  • Recombinant fragment corresponding to Bovine Rhodopsin (N terminal). (abcam.com)
  • In this work we report the crystal structures of both ground state and a photoactivated deprotonated intermediate of bovine rhodopsin at a resolution of 4.15 A. In the photoactivated state, the Schiff base linking the chromophore and Lys-296 becomes deprotonated, reminiscent of the G protein-activating state, metarhodopsin II. (rcsb.org)
  • To lay the molecular basis driving the evolutionary transition from the all- trans to the 11- cis chromophore, multiconfigurational quantum chemistry is used to compare the isomerization mechanisms of the sensory rhodopsin from the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120 (ASR) and of the bovine rhodopsin (Rh). (pnas.org)
  • On the basis of the amino acid sequence of bovine rhodopsin, a series of peptides from the C-terminus (Rhod-4 and Rhod-1) and external loops (Rhod-10) were synthesized. (biochemj.org)
  • Here, we have investigated the influence of suramin on coupling of bovine rhodopsin to Gt, where G-protein activation and receptor structure can be monitored by spectroscopic in vitro assays. (hzdr.de)
  • Whole purified bovine rhodopsin protein. (neuromics.com)
  • Here, we present the cryo-EM structure of bovine rhodopsin in complex with a heterotrimeric Gi. (elifesciences.org)
  • This will facilitate the generation of animal models of human disease and may have implications for future attempts towards gene therapy, particularly in light of the finding that mutations in the rhodopsin gene are responsible for some forms of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Mutation of the rhodopsin gene is a major contributor to various retinopathies such as retinitis pigmentosa . (bionity.com)
  • 1990 ) Mutations within the rhodopsin gene in patients with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. (biologists.org)
  • Defects in Rhodopsin are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 4. (neuromics.com)
  • Recent data support that rhodopsin is a functional monomer, instead of a dimer, which was the paradigm of G-protein-coupled receptors for many years. (wikipedia.org)
  • But to provide a framework to interpret these data, not only for rhodopsin but for other G-protein-coupled receptors, requires the structure to be determined. (nih.gov)
  • Rhodopsin is a member of an ancient class of receptors that transduce signals through their interaction with guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins). (pnas.org)
  • We have mapped the sites of interaction of rhodopsin with its G protein, which by analogy suggests how other members of this class of receptors may interact with their G proteins. (pnas.org)
  • Rhodopsins belong to the class of G-protein coupled receptors . (bionity.com)
  • Rhodopsin is part of the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors that mediate responses to visual, olfactory, hormonal, and neurotransmitter signals among others [1] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Rhodopsin is a member of the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors that incorporate the activation of G proteins in their modulation of signaling and intracellular actions. (proteopedia.org)
  • Rhodopsin shares similar membrane topology with the members of the superfamily (Family A of the G protein-coupled receptors ) which include the seven transmembrane helices, an extracellular N terminus and cytoplasmic C terminus [3] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Given that the the seven transmembrane domain of rhodopsin was the first solved crystal structure and that very few have been determined for other members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily, rhodopsin often serves as a reference for the structure and function relationship for other G protein-coupled receptors [3] [4] . (proteopedia.org)
  • However, the covalent binding nature of rhodopsin to its retinal ligand is unlike most G protein-coupled receptors. (proteopedia.org)
  • Rhodopsin-like receptors are a family of proteins that comprise the largest group of G protein-coupled receptors . (wn.com)
  • The currently known superfamily members include the rhodopsin-like GPCRs (this family), the secretin-like GPCRs , the cAMP receptors , the fungal mating pheromone receptors , and the metabotropic glutamate receptor family. (wn.com)
  • The rhodopsin-like GPCRs themselves represent a widespread protein family that includes hormones, neurotransmitters, and light receptors, all of which transduce extracellular signals through interaction with guanine nucleotide-binding (G) proteins. (wn.com)
  • G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in humans are classified into the five main families named Glutamate, Rhodopsin, Adhesion, Frizzled and Secretin according to the GRAFS classification. (diva-portal.org)
  • Rhodopsin, the vertebrate photoreceptor, is a prototypic molecule in the largest family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). (jbsdonline.com)
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  • Rhodopsin consists of two components, a protein molecule also called scotopsin and a covalently-bound cofactor called retinal. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a bound GDP molecule in the G t α-subunit and a bound retinal (black) in the rhodopsin. (bionity.com)
  • Rhodopsin is sensitive to light, so instead of using the standard visible light fluorescent dye the team used near-infrared dye for the single-molecule tracking. (news-medical.net)
  • They confirmed that rhodopsin moves quite freely within disc membranes, and predicted that if rhodopsin is forming temporary clusters, the molecule would move from moment to moment at different speeds. (news-medical.net)
  • Many genetic mutations that cause retinal degeneration occur in the rhodopsin molecule itself, reducing its stability or affecting its trafficking ( Hollingsworth and Gross, 2012 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The full regeneration of the human rhodopsin molecule occurs within approximately 45 minutes. (ukessays.com)
  • In order to accommodate the altered shape of the all-trans-retinal the rhodopsin molecule undergoes a series of relaxations which includes the movement of helices 5 and 6 outwards creating a cavity, this movement is around 5Å. (ukessays.com)
  • Upon the absorption of a photon by the retinal chromophore the rhodopsin molecule is converted to photorhodopsin within 200 femtoseconds. (ukessays.com)
  • Intense research interest has centered on the nature of the shut-off of a single activated molecule of rhodopsin (R*) and how this may account for the observed properties of the single-photon response (SPR) of rods. (molvis.org)
  • Rabbit antisera to these peptides recognize the rhodopsin molecule in whole retina from 8-week-old normal and affected rcdl (rod/cone-dysplasic) Irish setters (8- and 4-weeks-old). (biochemj.org)
  • However, since the reaction of rcdl retinas cannot be restored to that of the normals, these results suggest that the rhodopsin molecule from the rcdl dogs may be structurally altered in other ways. (biochemj.org)
  • To have a broad and sensitive visual system, many animals express more than one Rhodopsin molecule. (peerj.com)
  • Other mutations on rhodopsin lead to congential stationary night blindness, mainly due to constitutive activation, when the mutations occur around the chromophore binding pocket of rhodopsin (Mendes et al. (bionity.com)
  • Mutations at Arg135 of rhodopsin are associated with a severe form of autosomal dominant RP. (jci.org)
  • The biochemical and cellular defects of Arg135 mutant rhodopsins are distinct from those previously described for class I and class II RP mutations, and, hence, we propose that they be named class III. (jci.org)
  • Impaired endocytic activity may underlie the pathogenesis of RP caused by class III rhodopsin mutations. (jci.org)
  • Mutations that truncate or extend the C terminus of rhodopsin disrupt this transport, and lead to retinal degeneration and blindness in human patients and in mouse models. (jneurosci.org)
  • Here we show that such mutations disrupt the binding of rhodopsin to the small GTPase rab11a. (jneurosci.org)
  • Null mutations of the Drosophila Rh1 rhodopsin gene, ninaE, result in developmental defects in the photosensitive membranes, the rhabdomeres, of compound eye photoreceptors R1-R6. (biologists.org)
  • 1995 ) Retinal degeneration caused by dominant rhodopsin mutations in Drosophila. (biologists.org)
  • Rhodopsin is a biological pigment found in the rods of the retina and is a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). (wikipedia.org)
  • rhodopsin ( visual purple ) The light-sensitive pigment found in the rods of the vertebrate retina. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Rhodopsin kinase (also known as G-protein-coupled Receptor Kinase 1, GRK1) is a retina-specific kinase involved in the signal turnoff via phosphorylation of rhodopsin (RHO), the G protein- coupled receptor that initiates the phototransduction cascade [ PMID: 1730692 ]. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Light absorption by the visual pigment rhodopsin triggers, through G-protein coupling, a cascade of events in the outer segment of the rod cell of the vertebrate retina that results in membrane hyperpolarization and nerve excitation. (nih.gov)
  • Emeritus Professor Fumio Hayashi of Kobe University and his colleagues revealed that the photoreceptor protein rhodopsin forms transient clusters within the disc membranes in retina. (news-medical.net)
  • The expression of these rhodopsins in the R7 cell divides the retina into four distinct domains, these being the dorsal region, the central region, the ventral stripe, and the ventral region. (jneurosci.org)
  • Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that this rhodopsin belongs to the retina-type but not to the pineal-specific rhodopsin group. (bioone.org)
  • Southern and Northern blots and reverse-transcription PCR analyses indicate that the same rhodopsin gene is expressed in the retina and the brain but not in the pineal organ of ayu. (bioone.org)
  • The rhodopsin protein is present on the photoreceptor cells in the retina. (fishersci.com)
  • The results show that TUDCA interacts specifically with rhodopsin, which may contribute to its wide-ranging effects on retina physiology and as a potential therapeutic compound for retina degenerative diseases. (ovid.com)
  • Recently, evidence for transmutation and rod-like machinery in an all-cone retina has been identified in a diurnal garter snake ( Thamnophis ), and it appears that the rhodopsin gene at least may be widespread among colubrid snakes. (biologists.org)
  • Rhodopsin has been detected in Rab11-positive post-Golgi vesicles of Xenopus retina cell-free extracts ( Deretic, 1997 ). (biologists.org)
  • Rhodopsin / RHO antibody was raised against membrane preparation from adult rat retina. (lsbio.com)
  • Retinal progenitor cells were derived from the neural retina of GFP-transgenic pigs and transplanted to the subretinal space of rhodopsin Pro347Leu-transgenic allorecipients, in the early stage of the degeneration and the absence of immune suppression. (lu.se)
  • Rhodopsin is the protein in the mammalian retina responsible for the light sensitivity of rod cells, which are responsible for vision in low light levels. (neuromics.com)
  • The oligo nucleotide of the promoter cite of the rhodopsin ran slower in the gel retardation assay when incubated with the nuclear extract of the retina, suggesting that there are something in the nucleus of the retina that bind the site. (nii.ac.jp)
  • In addition, the oligo nucleotide ran even slower when incubated with anti-c-Fos antibody and the nuclear extract of the retina, suggesting that c-Fos protein in the retina bind the promoter cite of the rhodopsin gene. (nii.ac.jp)
  • To study rhodopsin (Rho) phosphorylation and dephosphorylation in Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat retina, specific antibodies toward major Rho phosphorylation sites in vivo, 334Ser or 338Ser, were prepared by immunization of authentic phosphorylated peptides in rabbit. (arctichealth.org)
  • By targeting these rhodopsins appropriately in a diseased retina, a virtual ON or OFF signaling pathway may potentially be generated. (arvojournals.org)
  • Abstract Lipid composition of the membrane and rhodopsin packing density strongly modulate the early steps of the visual response of photoreceptor membranes. (mendeley.com)
  • Accumulation of activated rhodopsin in some Drosophila mutants leads to retinal degeneration, and although it is known that activated rhodopsin is degraded in endosomal pathways in normal photoreceptor cells, the contribution of autophagy to rhodopsin regulation has remained elusive. (mendeley.com)
  • Rhodopsin , also known as visual purple , is expressed in metazoan photoreceptor cells . (bionity.com)
  • CULD, a CUB- and LDLa-domain transmembrane protein that is enriched in photoreceptor cells, is required in endocytic turnover of rhodopsin and TRPL. (biologists.org)
  • SRT is involved in the conversion of stimuli from the pigment rhodopsin, in the rod photoreceptor cells of the eye, into an electrical signal to be sent to the brain. (sciencephoto.com)
  • The calretinin expressing amacrine cells seemed to form synaptic contacts with rhodopsin containing photoreceptor cells in the OPL and contacts with melanopsin cell bodies and dendrites in the IPL. (frontiersin.org)
  • While Rh2 is expressed in the dorsal ocelli, the simple primitive eye found in many invertebrates, all other Rhodopsins (Rh1, Rh3, Rh4, Rh5, and Rh6) are expressed in different photoreceptor cells of the compound eye. (peerj.com)
  • Requirement of farnesylation/alpha-carboxyl methylation for full enzymatic activity of rhodopsin kinase. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Rhodopsin kinase and recoverin modulate phosphodiesterase during mouse photoreceptor light adaptation. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Regulation of mammalian cone phototransduction by recoverin and rhodopsin kinase. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • To examine the molecular processes that lead to light-induced retinal degeneration, mutant mice deficient in arrestin and rhodopsin kinase were raised in the dark and then subjected to relatively low doses of white light. (caltech.edu)
  • The two parallel photocycles of the Chlamydomonas sensory photoreceptor histidine kinase rhodopsin 1. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The long-term goal of this project was to address this question by structural analysis of rhodopsin kinase (also known as GRK1), which represents a model system for studying phosphorylation-dependent desensitization of activated GPCRs. (utexas.edu)
  • Based on these structures, a model is proposed for how GRK1 interacts with activated rhodopsin and how rhodopsin binding in turn could activate the kinase. (utexas.edu)
  • To investigate the effect of light and a possible role of rhodopsin kinase (G protein-coupled receptor kinase 1 [GRK1]) and the GRK1-regulating protein recoverin on PDE modulation, we used transgenic mice with decreased expression of GTPase-accelerating proteins (GAPs) and, consequently, a less rapid decay of the light response. (escholarship.org)
  • Rhodopsin is a prototypical member of G protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) that is responsible for collecting various information about our external environment. (news-medical.net)
  • Transcript analysis (by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) and protein analysis (by Western blotting) showed that the light-responsive, retinal-binding GPCR rhodopsin (best known for its role in vision) was present in the melanocytes. (sciencemag.org)
  • The authors speculate that the cellular environment of melanocytes may stabilize the meta II-like state of rhodopsin, which responds to the spectrum that produces the rapid Ca 2+ and melanin response, or rhodopsin may interact with another GPCR or form a heterodimer with another protein that alters its light sensitivity. (sciencemag.org)
  • Rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin both belong to the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family. (ukessays.com)
  • We report the crystal structure of light-sensitive GPCR rhodopsin bound to an engineered mini-G o protein. (sciencemag.org)
  • The rhodopsin protein is a member of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) rhodopsin-like family. (neuromics.com)
  • We present the cryo-EM structure of the light-sensitive GPCR rhodopsin in complex with heterotrimeric Gi. (elifesciences.org)
  • Rhodopsin has an 11-cis retinal as the chromophore, which binds covalently with a lysine residue through a protonated Schiff base linkage. (nih.gov)
  • Absorption of a photon by rhodopsin initiates the primary photochemical reaction in the chromophore. (nih.gov)
  • Picosecond time-resolved spectroscopy of 11-cis locked rhodopsin analogs revealed that the cis-trans isomerization of the chromophore is the primary reaction in rhodopsin. (nih.gov)
  • Faster photoreaction of the chromophore in rhodopsin than that in solution implies that the protein environment facilitates the efficient isomerization process. (nih.gov)
  • Rhodopsin is bound covalently to the 11- cis retinal, the chromophore or "ligand," (shown in yellow ) and this retinal is found in deeply in the core of the helices, in a hydrophobic site, parallel to the lipid bilayer [10] . (proteopedia.org)
  • The retinal is attached in the active site of rhodopsin through a protonated Schiff base (an N-substituted imine) bond to the ε-amino group of Lysine 296 residue (shown in green ) on the C-terminal Helix 7, with this linkage creating a positive charge on the chromophore [6] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Vertebrate rhodopsin (Rh) contains 11- cis -retinal as a chromophore to convert light energy into visual signals. (nih.gov)
  • In this paper we address the question of why the sequence of animal rhodopsins, featuring an 11- cis chromophore, could have diverged from a microbial ancestor incorporating the more stable all- trans chromophore. (pnas.org)
  • We show that, by using light-responsive computer models of a eubacterial sensory rhodopsin and of a vertebrate visual rhodopsin, it is possible to identify a distinctive electronic character of the 11- cis chromophore that could have become an effective target for natural selection. (pnas.org)
  • It is argued that the optimization of the electronic properties of the chromophore, which affects the photoisomerization efficiency and the thermal isomerization barrier, provided a key factor for the emergence of the striking amino acid sequence divergence observed between the microbial and animal rhodopsins. (pnas.org)
  • A ) Chromophore cavities of a type I ( Upper , Anabaena PCC 7120) and a type II ( Lower , Bos taurus ) sensory rhodopsin. (pnas.org)
  • As part of its mechanism of light detection, rhodopsin triggers one of the fastest chemical reactions in biology, the cis-trans photoisomerization of a double bond in the chromophore retinal, a cofactor derived from vitamin A covalently bound to the protein. (esrf.eu)
  • Both rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin contain a retinal chromophore, although the two chromophores are not identical and rather, are isomers of each other. (ukessays.com)
  • The chromophore maintains essentially the same orientation as in rhodopsin in all the intermediates of bleaching: bathorhodopsin (prelumirhodopsin), lumirhodopsin, and metarhodopsins I and II. (rupress.org)
  • These experiments show the rhodopsin-digitonin micelle to be markedly asymmetric, with the chromophore lying parallel to its long axis. (rupress.org)
  • Rhodopsins are seven helix membrane proteins that are covalently coupled to a light sensitive chromophore, called retinal. (peerj.com)
  • Rhodopsins are GPCRs that respond to light and activate the visual transduction pathway. (sciencemag.org)
  • However, while rhodopsins are eukaryotic GPCRs, bacteriorhodopsin is a bacterial proton pump, and different mechanisms are therefore expected. (esrf.eu)
  • Here, we systematically mined 79 fungal genomes and provide the first evidence that four of the five main mammalian families of GPCRs, namely Rhodopsin, Adhesion, Glutamate and Frizzled, are present in Fungi and found 142 novel sequences between them. (diva-portal.org)
  • Rhodopsin (also known as visual purple) is a light-sensitive receptor protein involved in visual phototransduction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rhodopsin is an essential G-protein coupled receptor in phototransduction. (wikipedia.org)
  • In vertebrate rod cells light induces phototransduction by interaction with rhodopsin. (ukessays.com)
  • 1 Rhodopsin is the predominant component of the disc membrane, 2 , 3 and in addition to its key role in phototransduction, it also has a structural role in forming and maintaining OSs. (arvojournals.org)
  • During photoreceptor terminal differentiation, massive biosynthetic membrane traffic delivers rhodopsin and other phototransduction proteins to an apical plasma membrane subdomain to form photosensory organelles, invertebrate rhabdomeres and vertebrate outer segments. (biologists.org)
  • The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster possesses light-sensitive Cryptochrome and seven Rhodopsins that all contribute to light detection. (mdpi.com)
  • Helfrich-Förster, C. Role of Rhodopsins as Circadian Photoreceptors in the Drosophila melanogaster . (mdpi.com)
  • Senthilan PR, Grebler R, Reinhard N, Rieger D, Helfrich-Förster C. Role of Rhodopsins as Circadian Photoreceptors in the Drosophila melanogaster . (mdpi.com)
  • 1987 ) Monoclonal antibodies provide evidence that rhodopsin in the outer rhabdomeres of Drosophila melanogaster is not glycosylated. (biologists.org)
  • 1986 ) Electrophysiological study of Drosophila rhodopsin mutants. (biologists.org)
  • 1992 ) Degeneration of photoreceptors in rhodopsin mutants of Drosophila. (biologists.org)
  • In developing Drosophila photoreceptors, rhodopsin is trafficked to the rhabdomere, a specialized domain within the apical membrane surface. (biologists.org)
  • Immature rhodopsin, which is indicative of defective rhodopsin transport, accumulated in Drosophila photoreceptors that expressed dominant-negative Rab11 N124I ( Satoh, 1998 ). (biologists.org)
  • In this study, we characterize the movement of rhodopsin and other rhabdomeric membrane proteins in the developing Drosophila photoreceptor. (biologists.org)
  • The genome of Drosophila melanogaster contains seven rhodopsin genes. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Phylogenetic trees based on protein sequences suggest that the seven Drosophila Rhodopsins cluster in three different groups. (peerj.com)
  • The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster possesses six well-characterized Rhodopsins with distinct spectral sensitivities, named Rh1-Rh6 ( Fig. 1A ). (peerj.com)
  • Six known Drosophila Rhodopsins. (peerj.com)
  • The mosquito Aedes aegypti expresses the long-wavelength rhodopsin Aaop1 in all R1-R6 photoreceptors and most R8 photoreceptors. (jneurosci.org)
  • These results demonstrate that mosquito photoreceptors control rhodopsin availability during the daily light-dark cycle by novel mechanisms not discerned from analysis of traditional invertebrate models. (jneurosci.org)
  • Together, our results show the critical importance of direct rhodopsin-rab11a interactions for the formation and maintenance of vertebrate photoreceptors. (jneurosci.org)
  • Rhodopsin is a eukaryotic protein and it is the main photoreceptor pigment contained within the discs of the outer segment of vertebrate rod photoreceptors amongst other supporting proteins. (ukessays.com)
  • These results support the idea that the rhodopsin-containing photoreceptors of P. melanoleucus are the products of evolutionary transmutation from rod ancestors, and suggest that this phenomenon may be widespread in colubrid snakes. (biologists.org)
  • These results establish a role for Rab11 in the post-Golgi transport of rhodopsin and of other proteins to the rhabdomeric membranes of photoreceptors, and in analogous transport processes in other cells. (biologists.org)
  • There is great diversity among butterfly species, in the wavelength for peak sensitivity (λ max ) of rhodopsins found in photoreceptors of the compound eyes. (biologists.org)
  • This study reveals that activated rhodopsin is degraded by autophagy in collaboration with endosomal pathways to prevent retinal degeneration. (mendeley.com)
  • This rhodopsin accumulation, followed by retinal degeneration, was suppressed by overexpression of Rab7, which accelerated the endosomal degradation pathway. (mendeley.com)
  • Importantly, a reduction in rhodopsin levels rescued Psd knockdown-induced retinal degeneration. (mendeley.com)
  • Collectively, the current data reveal that autophagy suppresses light-dependent retinal degeneration in collaboration with the endosomal degradation pathway and that rhodopsin is a key substrate for autophagic degradation in this context. (mendeley.com)
  • 1995 ) Defective intracellular transport is the molecular basis of rhodopsin-dependent dominant retinal degeneration. (biologists.org)
  • Among these key elements are retinal degeneration slow (RDS, also known as peripherin-2), rhodopsin, and the beta subunit of the cyclic nucleotide gated channel (CNGB1a), which have been found to interact in a complex. (arvojournals.org)
  • Here we evaluate the potential interplay and relative contributions of three of the proteins critical for the formation and function of the OS, namely, the visual pigment rhodopsin, the ion channel subunit CNGB1a (cyclic nucleotide gated channel B1a), and the structural protein RDS (retinal degeneration slow, also known as peripherin/rds or peripherin-2). (arvojournals.org)
  • This application proposes to study the molecular basis of retinal development using the regulation of rhodopsin gene expression as a model system. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In vivo footprinting of the rhodopsin gene and the transgene will also be performed. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • On average, 48% of the cells from which these metagenomes were generated harbored a rhodopsin gene, exceeding the reaction center abundance by threefold. (nih.gov)
  • Genomic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) demonstrated that the ayu rhodopsin gene is intron-less. (bioone.org)
  • However, functional evidence supporting transmutation beyond the existence of the rhodopsin gene remains rare. (biologists.org)
  • Six affected and 14 unaffected individuals from three-generations were available for linkage analysis using microsatellite markers flanking the rhodopsin ( RHO) gene. (molvis.org)
  • The signal pathway transcriptional regulation of rhodopsin gene under light dark cycle was investigated. (nii.ac.jp)
  • We are now eramining the role of the c-fos gene in the transcriptional regulation of the rhodopsin in vivo by using c-fos knockout mice. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Computer model showing the molecular structure of sensory rhodopsin transducer (SRT). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Mutant rhodopsin recruits the cytosolic arrestin to the plasma membrane, and the rhodopsin-arrestin complex is internalized into the endocytic pathway. (jci.org)
  • Furthermore, the rhodopsin-arrestin complexes alter the morphology of endosomal compartments and severely damage receptor-mediated endocytic functions. (jci.org)
  • Here we report the crystal structure of a constitutively active form of human rhodopsin bound to a pre-activated form of the mouse visual arrestin, determined by serial femtosecond X-ray laser crystallography. (osti.gov)
  • Together with extensive biochemical and mutagenesis data, the structure reveals an overall architecture of the rhodopsin-arrestin assembly in which rhodopsin uses distinct structural elements, including transmembrane helix 7 and helix 8, to recruit arrestin. (osti.gov)
  • Correspondingly, arrestin adopts the pre-activated conformation, with a ~20° rotation between the amino and carboxy domains, which opens up a cleft in arrestin to accommodate a short helix formed by the second intracellular loop of rhodopsin. (osti.gov)
  • The conformation of the receptor is identical to all previous structures of active rhodopsin, including the complex with arrestin. (sciencemag.org)
  • It is found that, despite their evolutionary distance, these eubacterial and vertebrate rhodopsins start to isomerize via distinct implementations of the same bicycle-pedal mechanism originally proposed by Warshel [Warshel A (1976) Nature 260:678-683]. (pnas.org)
  • While Rh1, Rh2 and Rh6 form a "vertebrate-melanopsin-type"-cluster, and Rh3, Rh4 and Rh5 form an "insect-type"-Rhodopsin cluster, Rh7 seem to form its own cluster. (peerj.com)
  • Thousands of rhodopsin molecules are found in each outer segment disc of the host rod cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • The raft-forming nature of rhodopsin molecules when they draw close to each other suggests that rhodopsin clusters are similar to rafts. (news-medical.net)
  • The distribution of rhodopsin in disc membranes is weighted towards the center, indicating that raftophilic proteins and lipid molecules gather in the center of the disc membrane, whereas raftophobic molecules tend to gather at the edges. (news-medical.net)
  • Rhodopsin molecules have very high sensitivity to light and are the pigment responsible for enabling vision in dim light conditions and monochromatic vision in the dark. (ukessays.com)
  • If rhodopsin itself is markedly asymmetric, for which there is some evidence, then, since in the rod outer segments its chromophores lie parallel to the disk membranes, the molecules themselves must lie with their long axes parallel to the membranes. (rupress.org)
  • In this project, we have investigated the color tuning mechanism in the rhodopsins and have also produced molecules showing a variety of colors such as blue, orange, red and purple, without loss of biological function. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Formation of photorhodopsin within 200 fsec was observed by a transient absorption (pump-probe) experiment, which also revealed that the photoisomerization in rhodopsin is a vibrationally coherent process. (nih.gov)
  • Humans have three different other opsins beside rhodopsin, with absorption maxima for yellowish-green (photopsin I), green (photopsin II), and bluish-violet (photopsin III) light. (bionity.com)
  • express six well-characterized Rhodopsins (Rh1-Rh6) with distinct absorption maxima and expression pattern. (peerj.com)
  • A) All known Rhodopsins have a distinct absorption maxima ranging from UV light (331 nm) to visible green light (515 nm) (adapted from Stavenga & Arikawa (2008) ). (peerj.com)
  • Formation of the complex between Gt and photoactivated rhodopsin reconstituted into phosphatidylcholine vesicles caused prominent infrared absorption increases at 1641, 1550, and 1517 cm-1. (hzdr.de)
  • When measured in the presence of Gt, replacement of Glu134 by glutamine abolished the low-frequency part of a broad absorption band at 1735 cm-1 that is normally superimposed on the light-induced absorption changes of Asp83 ad Glu122 of rhodopsin. (hzdr.de)
  • Lastly, as uniquely integral membrane proteins, the class of rhodopsins can usually sense over a wide absorption spectrum, ranging from ultra-violet to green and even red light. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm. (nextbio.com)
  • Bacterial rhodopsin may refer to: Microbial rhodopsin, also known as type-I rhodopsin Bacteriorhodopsin, a type of microbial rhodopsin This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Bacterial rhodopsin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Addgene: Mechanism of voltage-sensitive fluorescence in a microbial rhodopsin. (addgene.org)
  • Microbial rhodopsin-based voltage indicators now enable optical interrogation of complex neural circuits, and electrophysiology in systems for which electrode-based techniques are challenging. (aps.org)
  • I introduce the microbial rhodopsin Archaerhodopsin-3 (Arch), a transmembrane protein from Halorubrum sodomense. (oatd.org)
  • Femtosecond fluorescence spectroscopy directly captured excited-state dynamics of rhodopsin, so that both coherent reaction process and unreacted excited state were observed. (nih.gov)
  • To quantify rhodopsin interactions, I will outline the theory and methodology of a specialized time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for measuring membrane protein-protein interactions called pulsed-interleaved excitation fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (PIE-FCCS). (springer.com)
  • We have recently shown that a number of microbial rhodopsins exhibit intrinsic fluorescence that is sensitive to transmembrane potential. (aps.org)
  • Gt fluorescence changes in response to rhodopsin-catalyzed nucleotide exchange reveal that suramin inhibits Gt activation by slowing down the rate of complex formation between metarhodopsin-II and Gt. (hzdr.de)
  • Lower rhabdomere fluorescence in flies kept in the light suggests that light forces rhodopsin turnover, and a haze of fluorescence surrounding these rhabdomeres suggests that we are also visualizing rhodopsin -containing endosomes in the cytoplasm. (slu.edu)
  • Rhodopsin, which contains 348 amino acids, has seven helices that cross the disk membrane and its amino terminus is extracellular. (nih.gov)
  • Here we present a projection map of rhodopsin showing the configuration of the helices. (nih.gov)
  • These are (i) the second cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices III and IV, (ii) the third cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices V and VI, and (iii) a putative fourth cytoplasmic loop formed by amino acids 310-321, as the carboxyl-terminal sequence emerges from helix VII and anchors to the lipid bilayer via palmitoylcysteines 322 and 323. (pnas.org)
  • Clear evidence for matching of hydrophobic regions on rhodopsin transmembrane helices and hydrophobic thickness of lipid bilayers was observed from 2H nuclear magnetic resonance order parameter measurements at low rhodopsin concentrations. (mendeley.com)
  • Until 2014, all known type I and II rhodopsins showed a typical structure with seven transmembrane helices (7TM), an extracellular N-terminus and a cytosolic C-terminus. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • First, we optimised existing purification protocols and established the first crystallisation of wild-type mammalian rhodopsin in lipidic cubic phase (the environment of choice for most serial crystallography experiments of membrane proteins). (esrf.eu)
  • To examine the predictions of alternative models for the stochastic shut-off of activated rhodopsin (R*) and their implications for the interpretation of experimentally recorded single-photon responses (SPRs) in mammalian rods. (molvis.org)
  • Comparative sequence analysis indicates that the S. stelenes rhodopsin is slightly blue-shifted compared to the typical 530 nm lepidopteran rhodopsin because of the presence of a S138A substitution at a homologous site that in mammalian MWS/LWS rhodopsins causes a 5 nm blue-shift. (biologists.org)
  • This suggests that spectral tuning mechanisms employing the S138A may have evolved in parallel in mammalian and butterfly MWS/LWS rhodopsins across 500 million years of evolution. (biologists.org)
  • This suggests that the decreased reaction of the affected rhodopsin with the anti-peptide antisera may partially result from differences in intrinsic rhodopsin phosphorylation. (biochemj.org)
  • Rhodopsin is extremely sensitive to light, and thus enables vision in low-light conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • When rhodopsin is exposed to light, it immediately photobleaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • In rhodopsin, the aldehyde group of retinal is covalently linked to the amino group of a lysine residue on the protein in a protonated Schiff base (-NH+=CH-). When rhodopsin absorbs light, its retinal cofactor isomerizes from the 11-cis to the all-trans configuration, and the protein subsequently undergoes a series of relaxations to accommodate the altered shape of the isomerized cofactor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The great sensitivity of rhodopsin allows vision in dim light (night vision). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Rhodopsin present in melanocytes contributes to a retinal-dependent rapid pigmentation response to ultraviolet light. (sciencemag.org)
  • Rhodopsin, a homodimeric protein, is a highly characterized G protein-coupled receptor found in membranous disks of the outer segments of rod and cone cells, though rhodopsin is more concentrated in rod cells which are sensitive to light but cannot discriminate colors. (proteopedia.org)
  • Additionally, most other members of the superfamily use small ligands as inducers, whereas rhodopsin uses light as the inducer for activation [3] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Within this large protein family, light-sensitive rhodopsins are responsible for photoreception and vision. (esrf.eu)
  • We review the role of Rhodopsins in circadian entrainment, and of direct light-effects on the activity, with a special emphasis on the newly discovered Rhodopsin 7 (Rh7). (mdpi.com)
  • We present evidence that Rhodopsin 6 in receptor cells 8 of the compound eyes, as well as in the extra retinal Hofbauer-Buchner eyelets, plays a major role in entraining the fly's circadian clock with an appropriate phase-to-light-dark cycles. (mdpi.com)
  • While Rhodopsin 7 in the brain appears to have a minor role in entrainment, in the compound eyes it seems crucial for fine-tuning light sensitivity to prevent overshooting responses to bright light. (mdpi.com)
  • Rhodopsins are the most universal biological light-energy transducers and abundant phototrophic mechanisms that evolved on Earth and have a remarkable diversity and potential for biotechnological applications. (sciencemag.org)
  • Previous studies have shown that the apical surface targeting of rhodopsin requires the dynein light chain, Tctex-1, which binds directly to both dynein intermediate chain (IC) and rhodopsin. (wiley.com)
  • 1% of rhodopsin by light. (arvojournals.org)
  • Light-gated rhodopsin cation channels from chlorophyte algae have transformed neuroscience research through their use as membrane-depolarizing optogenetic tools for targeted photoactivation of neuron firing. (sciencemag.org)
  • We describe Anion Channel Rhodopsins (ACRs), a family of light-gated anion channels from cryptophyte algae that provide highly sensitive and efficient membrane hyperpolarization and neuronal silencing through light-gated chloride conduction. (sciencemag.org)
  • Exposure of rhodopsin to light causes the pigment to be photobleached, this initiates the transmission of the optical signal. (ukessays.com)
  • Both rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin maximally absorb light of the wavelength around 500nm which is the green colour range. (ukessays.com)
  • Krokinobacter rhodopsin 2 (KR2), a light-driven Na + pump, is a dual-functional protein, pumping protons in the absence of Na + when K + or larger alkali metal ions are present. (rsc.org)
  • In such preparations the orientation of rhodopsin and intermediates of its bleaching by light have been measured with plane-polarized light from -195°C to room temperature. (rupress.org)
  • Rhodopsins, light-harvesting retinal-based pigment proteins, have likely provided a mechanism for microbial energy capture for billions of years and are thought to be important for understanding biosignatures of early life. (confex.com)
  • In the dark rhodopsin is associated with 11-cis retinal, but light causea the 11-cis form to flip to the 11-trans form, and this causes an alteration in the structure of the rhodopsin making it catalytically active resulting in a reduced rate of photoreceptor synaptic release. (neuromics.com)
  • In the presence of 11-cis retinal, the mutant rhodopsin is inactive, similar to wild-type, responding only when exposed to light. (uzh.ch)
  • The accompanying figure (bottom) shows a substantial rhodopsin decrease for light-reared flies when compared with dark-reared flies. (slu.edu)
  • We further show a higher rhodopsin level in light-reared flies that had been returned to the dark for 1 day and for 2 days. (slu.edu)
  • In summary, we used confocal microscopy and microscope photometry, both based on photoreceptor imaging in living flies, to confirm that room light levels of illumination cause rhodopsin to move from rhabdomeres into endosomes and that a return to darkness re-establishes the full amount of rhodopsin in rhabdomeres. (slu.edu)
  • A novel rhodopsin phosphodiesterase from Salpingoeca rosetta shows light-enhanced substrate affinity. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Rhodopsin light-sensitive ion channels from green algae provide a powerful tool to control neuronal circuits. (sciencemag.org)
  • This approach is an ideal complement to the widely used technique of creating light-sensitive neurons through the expression of rhodopsin cation channels. (sciencemag.org)
  • Imparting light sensitivity specifically to ON or OFF-center bipolar and ganglion cells with excitatory or inhibitory rhodopsins may yield new insights into signal processing and could allow light perception in the absence of rod and cone-mediated vision. (arvojournals.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS: The study adds a fourth rhodopsin mutation associated with CSNB. (uzh.ch)
  • KR2 rhodopsin monomer (left) and pentamer (right) in the cell membrane, shown as blue disks. (eurekalert.org)
  • Rhodopsin exists as a monomer within the membrane of rod cells whereas bacteriorhodopsin in its wild type state is in a trimer of 3 identical protein chains each rotated 120° relative to the others. (ukessays.com)
  • Such contributions of the protein residues have been monitored by infrared spectroscopy of rhodopsin, bathorhodopsin, and isorhodopsin (9-cis rhodopsin) at low temperatures. (nih.gov)
  • A novel rhodopsin phosphodiesterase from the protist Salpingoeca rosetta (SrRhoPDE) was discovered in 2017. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Rhodopsin consists of seven mostly α-helical transmembrane domains (H1-H7) linked sequentially by extracellular and cytoplasmic loops (E1-E3 and C1-C3 respectively), with the extracellular amino-terminal tail and the cytoplasmic carboxyl-terminal tail [2] . (proteopedia.org)
  • This perhaps indicates that separation of these cytoplasmic ends would contribute to rhodopsin activation [5] . (proteopedia.org)
  • The functions of microbial and animal rhodopsins are triggered by the isomerization of their all- trans and 11- cis retinal chromophores, respectively. (pnas.org)
  • RHO antibody LS-C17694 is an unconjugated mouse monoclonal antibody to RHO (Rhodopsin) from human, mouse and rat. (lsbio.com)
  • We show that TUDCA stabilizes the active form of rhodopsin, metarhodopsin II, and does not display the detergent-like effects of common amphiphilic compounds that share the cholesterol scaffold structure, such as deoxycholic acid. (ovid.com)
  • Prolonged survival of the phosphorylated form of rhodopsin during dark adaptation of Royal College Surgeons rat. (arctichealth.org)
  • The physiological role of rhodopsin dimerization is still being investigated, but it is clear that a quantitative assessment is essential to determining the function of rhodopsin clusters in vision. (springer.com)
  • The knockdown of atg-7/8 or Psd/Ept produced an increase in the amount of rhodopsin localized to Rab7-positive late endosomes. (mendeley.com)
  • The N-terminus terminus of rhodopsin is red and the C-terminus blue. (bionity.com)
  • Precise vectorial transport of rhodopsin is essential for rod photoreceptor health and function. (jneurosci.org)
  • A non-radioactive in situ hybridization assay will be used to look at the spatial and developmental pattern of expression of rhodopsin and other retinal genes in retinal whole mounts. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The minimal cost of bearing a rhodopsin-based phototrophic mechanism in comparison to maintaining a photochemical reaction center suggests that rhodopsin is the more abundant of the two. (nih.gov)
  • Several models (e.g., the bicycle-pedal mechanism, hula-twist mechanism) attempt to explain how the retinal group can change its conformation without clashing with the enveloping rhodopsin protein pocket. (wikipedia.org)
  • We show that phototaxis in cryptophytes is likely mediated by a two-rhodopsin-based photosensory mechanism similar to that recently demonstrated in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and for the first time, to our knowledge, report spectroscopic and charge movement properties of cryptophyte algal rhodopsins. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Although Rh7 has nearly all important features of a functional Rhodopsin, it differs from other Rhodopsins in its genomic and structural properties, suggesting it might have an overall different role than other known Rhodopsins. (peerj.com)
  • 2015). Earlier (2004), a novel class of enzymatic rhodopsins was predicted to exist in C. reinhardtii by expressed sequence tag (EST) and genome data, however, no functional data were provided up to now. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Evidence for these regions of interaction of rhodopsin and Gt comes from the ability of synthetic peptides comprising these regions to compete with metarhodopsin II for binding to Gt. (pnas.org)
  • The rhodopsin-rab11a interaction is a direct binding interaction that does not depend on the nucleotide binding state of rab11a. (jneurosci.org)
  • We studied the interaction between rhodopsin and Gt using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy combined with attenuated total reflection (ATR). (hzdr.de)
  • Rhodopsin mobility, structure, and lipid-protein interaction in squid photoreceptor membranes. (mpg.de)
  • Rhodopsin is involved in visual signal transduction and the visual system in classic G protein-coupled receptor mechanisms [2] . (proteopedia.org)
  • Rhodopsin is the archetypal G-protein-coupled receptor. (embl.de)
  • Treatment of retinas with 1.0 mM-NaF, a phosphatase inhibitor, or pretreatment with alkaline and acid phosphatases does alter the reaction of the rhodopsin with anti-rhodopsin antisera. (biochemj.org)
  • Rhodopsin cation channels effectively depolarize neurons and cause the firing of short-lived electrical membrane potentials. (sciencemag.org)
  • The aim of this thesis is to use time-resolved X-ray crystallography in FELs to study rhodopsin dynamics. (esrf.eu)
  • Compare and contrast the 7TM helix proteins rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin at the molecular and cellular levels. (ukessays.com)
  • The wave of research that followed the discovery of the new molecular pump faced some pretty mysterious properties of the rhodopsin. (eurekalert.org)
  • Rhodopsin and the structurally related bacteriorhodopsin are considered prototypes for the study of the molecular mechanisms of photoactivation in membrane proteins. (esrf.eu)
  • At the molecular level, it is clear that these arbitrary physiological classifications roughly correspond to three major clades of rhodopsin apoproteins (opsins): UV, blue and long wavelength. (biologists.org)