- Vertebrate ancient-long opsin has molecular properties intermediate between those of vertebrate and invertebrate visual pigmentsKeita Sato
Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
Biochemistry 50:10484-90. 2011..Thus, the molecular properties of VA/VAL opsin give insights into the mechanism of conversion of the molecular properties from invertebrate to vertebrate visual pigments...
- Bistable UV pigment in the lamprey pinealMitsumasa Koyanagi
Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kyoto 606 8502 Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:6687-91. 2004..Furthermore, we isolated the parapinopsin homologues from fish and frog pineal complexes that exhibit UV sensitivity, suggesting that parapinopsin is a common molecular basis for pineal UV reception in the vertebrate...