Gene Symbol: opn4xb
Description: opsin 4xb
Alias: opn4x1, opn4x2, si:dkeyp-100d11.3, uncharacterized protein LOC563080, Xenopus-like melanopsin-2, melanopsin opn4x2, opn4x-2, opsin 4x1
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. Backfisch B, Veedin Rajan V, Fischer R, Lohs C, Arboleda E, Tessmar Raible K, et al. Stable transgenesis in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii sheds new light on photoreceptor evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:193-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study marks significant advance for the understanding of photoreceptor cell (PRC) evolution and development and for Platynereis as a functional lophotrochozoan model system...
  4. Shiraki T, Kojima D, Fukada Y. Light-induced body color change in developing zebrafish. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2010;9:1498-504 pubmed publisher
    ..We also discussed the putative role(s) of opsin-type photoreceptive molecules in the light-induced body color change of the larval zebrafish. ..
  5. 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. ..
  6. 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...