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  1. Notable Paper: Tuning The Electronic Absorption Of Protein-Embedded All-Trans-Retinal

    The pigments in retinal photoreceptor cells absorb varying wavelengths of light, but the central chromophore, the molecule that actually absorbs the photon is identical. ¬†Its ability to tune the responsiveness comes from the association with other opsins giving an organism the ability to respond from the near ultraviolet all the way to far red. ¬†Interestingly, […]

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