Gene Symbol: opn4xa
Description: opsin 4xa
Alias: opn4x1, opsin 4xa, Xenopus-like melanopsin-1, melanopsin opn4x1, opn4x-1
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. 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...
  4. Zhang B, Yao Y, Zhang H, Kawakami K, Du J. Left Habenula Mediates Light-Preference Behavior in Zebrafish via an Asymmetrical Visual Pathway. Neuron. 2017;93:914-928.e4 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings discover a previously unidentified asymmetrical visual pathway to left Hb and its function in mediating light-preference behavior. VIDEO ABSTRACT. ..