What is Photopsin made of?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Neugierig, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Neugierig Registered Member

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    I look on wikipedia, I look on other websites. It never ever tells you what atoms Photopsin is made out of (I can't imagine why, if you have an article about a molecule it should say what is in it). Does anyone here know?
     
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  3. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe because there are different kinds of photopsin. I see Wikipedia mentions 11-cis-retinal. You might chase that connection. Here's a little more on that.

    http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/vchemlib/mim/bristol/retinal/retinal_text.htm
     
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  5. Neugierig Registered Member

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    Thanks. I am looking for all of them, but am particularly interested in the molecules of the cones.
     
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  7. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    There's an article in SciAm April 2009 about trichromacy and its evolution in primates, if you can get your hands on a copy.
     

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