Bacteriorhodopsin and Rhodopsin Structure and Function

  • Yuri A. Ovchinnikov
  • Nazhmutdin G. Abdulaev


At present, at least, such trends in modern biology as physiology, membrane biology, and photobiology are focused on the visual pigment, rhodopsin, photoreceptor membranes, and the visual cell. It is quite clear that elucidation of the molecular mechanism of photoreception is a key problem in the study of light energy transformation by biological systems. Thus, the reason for interest in the structure and function of the visual pigment, rhodopsin, as well as related pigments of animal or bacterial origin is obvious.


Polypeptide Chain Visual Pigment Cyanogen Bromide Purple Membrane Complete Amino Acid Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri A. Ovchinnikov
    • 1
  • Nazhmutdin G. Abdulaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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