Influence of the Lipid Environment on the Properties of Rhodopsin in the Photoreceptor Membrane

  • S. L. Bonting
  • P. J. G. M. van Breugel
  • F. J. M. Daemen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 83)


The vertebrate rod photoreceptor cell (Fig. 1) contains in its outer segment some 1000–2000 regularly stacked flat sacs. The membrane of these sacs, the photoreceptor membrane, consists — like all biomembranes — of a lipid bilayer and membrane protein.


Lipid Bilayer Affinity Chromatography Regeneration Capacity Lipid Environment Photoreceptor Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Bonting
    • 1
  • P. J. G. M. van Breugel
    • 1
  • F. J. M. Daemen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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