Structure of the Retinal Membrane Containing the Visual Pigments

  • A. E. Blaurock
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 24)


There is at present considerable interest in the steps in vision which follow immediately upon absorption of light by a molecule of the visual pigment. Any hypothesis as to the molecular events needs to be based on the structure of the membrane containing the pigment. X-ray diffraction analysis is useful in picturing the membrane because the studies are carried out on retina in physiological solution.


Outer Segment Visual Pigment Visual Cell Disc Membrane Disc Structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Blaurock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsKings CollegeLondonEngland

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