The Behaviour of Visual Pigments at Low Temperatures

  • T. Yoshizawa
Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 7 / 1)


One of the most fascinating problems in vision is the identification of the chemical process that triggers the excitation of the photoreceptor. To elucidate the molecular basis of this event, many workers have studied the sequence of intermediate products that are formed after a visual pigment molecule has captured a photon. Since the intermediates have short lives, these studies have been helped by working at low temperatures.


Visual Pigment Equilibrium Mixture Chromophoric Group Spectral Absorbance Bleaching Sequence 
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  • T. Yoshizawa
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  1. 1.Toyonaka, OsakaJapan

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