Signal Transduction in Photoreceptor Cells

Proceedings of an International Workshop Held at the Research Centre Jülich, Jülich, Fed. Rep. of Germany, 8–11 August 1990

  • Paul A. Hargrave
  • Klaus Peter Hofmann
  • U. Benjamin Kaupp
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research Reports in Physics book series (RESREPORTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XI
  2. Rhodopsin Structure and Function

    1. P. A. Hargrave, M. Chabre
      Pages 1-10
  3. Plenary Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. D. Oesterhelt
      Pages 13-18
  4. Rhodopsin Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. T. P. Sakmar, R. R. Franke, H. G. Khorana
      Pages 21-30
    3. J. H. McDowell, S. M. A. Khan, D. W. Bolen, M. M. Santoro, P. A. Hargrave
      Pages 31-41
    4. W. J. de Grip, J. J. M. Janssen, R. G. Foster, H.-W. Korf, K. J. Rothschild, E. Nevo et al.
      Pages 42-59
    5. N. G. Abdulaev, I. D. Artamonov, D. V. Zubov
      Pages 60-67
  5. Transducin and Phosphodiesterase

  6. Deactivation Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. K. Palczewski, P. A. Hargrave
      Pages 151-159
  7. The cGMP-gated Channel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. U. B. Kaupp, M. Vingron, W. Altenhofen, W. Bönigk, E. Eismann, J. Ludwig
      Pages 195-213
  8. Ca2+ Metabolism and Light Adaptation

  9. Transduction in Invertebrates

    1. M. Inoue, K. Ackermann, J. E. Brown
      Pages 271-280
    2. B. Minke, C. T. Rubinstein, I. Sahly, S. Bar-Nachum, E. Suss, J. Kleiman et al.
      Pages 281-298
    3. B.-H. Shieh, C. S. Zuker
      Pages 308-314
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 315-322

About these proceedings


This book deals with the mechanism of signal transduction in vertebrate and invertebrate photoreceptors. It contains contributions on the structure and function of rhodopsin or other G-coupled receptors, on the regulation of second messengers by enzyme cascade, the role of Ca2+ in light adaptation, control of ionic channels in photoreceptor cells.


G-Protein gekoppelte Rezeptoren G-coupled receptors Photorezeptor Rhodopsin Signaltransduktion Termination cells enzymes metabolism molecular biology photoreceptors signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Hargrave
    • 1
  • Klaus Peter Hofmann
    • 2
  • U. Benjamin Kaupp
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Biophysik und StrahlenbiologieUniversität FreiburgFreiburgFed. Rep. of Germany
  3. 3.Institut für Biologische InformationsverarbeitungKFA JülichJülichFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53765-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76482-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-7426
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