Gene Symbol: valopb
Description: vertebrate ancient long opsin b
Alias: bZ1C10.4, si:rp71-1c10.4, va2, valop, vertebrate ancient long opsin, vertebrate ancient opsin-2
Kojima D, Torii M, Fukada Y, Dowling J. Differential expression of duplicated VAL-opsin genes in the developing zebrafish. J Neurochem. 2008;104:1364-71 pubmed
..Such a differential expression pattern suggests that VAL-opsinA and VAL-opsinB are involved in different physiological events in zebrafish. ..
Morrow J, Lazic S, Chang B. A novel rhodopsin-like gene expressed in zebrafish retina. Vis Neurosci. 2011;28:325-35 pubmed publisher
..The discovery of a new previously uncharacterized opsin gene in zebrafish retina is surprising given its status as a model system for studies of vertebrate vision and visual development. ..
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
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. ..
Hang C, Kitahashi T, Parhar I. Brain area-specific diurnal and photic regulation of val-opsinA and val-opsinB genes in the zebrafish. J Neurochem. 2015;133:501-10 pubmed publisher
Zebrafish possess two isoforms of vertebrate ancient long (VAL)-opsin, val-opsinA (valopa) and val-opsinB (valopb), which probably mediate non-visual responses to light...
Hang C, Moriya S, Ogawa S, Parhar I. Deep Brain Photoreceptor (val-opsin) Gene Knockout Using CRISPR/Cas Affects Chorion Formation and Embryonic Hatching in the Zebrafish. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0165535 pubmed publisher
..findings on vertebrate ancient long (VAL)-opsin photopigments encoded by the val-opsinA (valopa) and val-opsinB (valopb) genes in zebrafish. However, the physiological functions of valop isoforms remain unknown...
Fischer R, Fontinha B, Kirchmaier S, Steger J, Bloch S, Inoue D, et al
. Co-expression of VAL- and TMT-opsins uncovers ancient photosensory interneurons and motorneurons in the vertebrate brain. PLoS Biol. 2013;11:e1001585 pubmed publisher
Hang C, Kitahashi T, Parhar I. Localization and characterization of val-opsin isoform-expressing cells in the brain of adult zebrafish. J Comp Neurol. 2014;522:3847-60 pubmed publisher
..A nonvisual photoreceptor vertebrate ancient long opsin (VAL-opsin) possesses two functional isoforms in the zebrafish, encoded by valopa and valopb, which ..