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  1. Notable Paper: The Molecular Mechanism of Thermal Noise in Rod Photoreceptors

      Phototransduction is the process by which photon capture by opsins in photoreceptors is transduced into a neural signal. ¬† ¬†However, there are limits on visual sensitivity that are imposed by thermal means as opposed to the photochemical mechanisms resulting in activation of the phototransduction cascade. The mechanism of this limit has long been a […]

    Sep 12, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. Review: Defective Trafficking of Rhodopsin and Its Role In Retinal Degenerations

    This is a great review paper on the role of rhodopsin trafficking and its influence on retinal degenerative disease by TJ Hollingsworth and Alecia Gross. ¬†Rhodopsin delocalization in rod photoreceptors has been recognized for some time as one of the first indications of retinal photoreceptor cell stress in retinal degenerative diseases, so I was intrigued […]

    Mar 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments