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
Species: zebrafish

Top Publications

  1. 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. ..
  2. 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. ..
  3. 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
  4. 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. ..
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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 ..