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Lecture 12

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Department
Biochemistry
Course
BIOCHEM 2EE3
Professor
Karen Mc Garry
Semester
Winter

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Biochemistry 2EE3 Lecture 12 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Retinal part of rhodopsin is in eye • With visible light, retinal changes from cis to trans, create conformational change in rhodopsin allowing them to move closer together • • Rhodopsin is GPCR • • When a photon hits double bond of retinal in rhodopsin on cone membrane, if it doesn't hit the first double bond, then it will surely hit one of the many as the photon travels through • Double bond transfer allows energy transfer • Cats have awesome night vision because they have reflective coating that allows photons to hit more rhodopsin • Hyper-pola
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