opn4b

Summary

Gene Symbol: opn4b
Description: opsin 4b
Alias: opsin 4b, mammalian-like melanopsin-3, melanopsin opn4m3, opn4l2, opn4m3
Species: zebrafish

Top Publications

  1. Davies W, Zheng L, Hughes S, Tamai T, Turton M, Halford S, et al. Functional diversity of melanopsins and their global expression in the teleost retina. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2011;68:4115-32 pubmed publisher
  2. Matos Cruz V, Blasic J, Nickle B, Robinson P, Hattar S, Halpern M. Unexpected diversity and photoperiod dependence of the zebrafish melanopsin system. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25111 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, both genes are expressed in a robust diurnal rhythm but with different phases in relation to the light-dark cycle. The results suggest that melanopsin has an expanded role in modulating the retinal circuitry of fish. ..
  3. Kokel D, Dunn T, Ahrens M, Alshut R, Cheung C, Saint Amant L, et al. Identification of nonvisual photomotor response cells in the vertebrate hindbrain. J Neurosci. 2013;33:3834-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Pharmacological inhibition of the visual cycle blocks PMR behaviors, suggesting that opsin-based photoreceptors control this behavior. These data represent the first known light-sensing circuit in the vertebrate hindbrain. ..
  4. Blasic J, Matos Cruz V, Ujla D, Cameron E, Hattar S, Halpern M, et al. Identification of critical phosphorylation sites on the carboxy tail of melanopsin. Biochemistry. 2014;53:2644-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that variation in phosphorylation sites provides flexibility in the duration and kinetics of melanopsin-mediated light responses...