Tag Archives: retinal pigment epithelium

Keeping an “eye” on the structure and role of visual cycle proteins

The structure and role of visual cycle proteins. AoS

Opsins are ocular proteins in photoreceptors that transform light energy to initiate signals for vision. Each opsin contains an 11-cis-retinal chromophore which is converted into all-trans-retinal when activated by a photon. The all-trans-retinal must be recycled back

Eye opener: the gate for immune cells entering the injured eye

Disease or injury to the retina or optic nerve is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide. As such, major research efforts have been invested in finding ways to protect the neuronal cells of the retina