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Identification of 11-cis and all-trans-retinal in the photoreceptive organelle of a flagellate green alga


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Author(s): Kreimer G, Marner F, Brohsonn U, Melkonian M
Journal: Febs Letters
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 1991
Volume: 293
Journal issue: 1-2
Pages range: 49-52
ISSN: 0014-5793

Abstract

Isolation of intact photoreceptive organelles (eyespot apparatuses) involved in blue-light mediated photoresponses in a flagellate green alga (Spermatozopsis similis) allowed for the first time the identification of both 11-cis- and all-trans-retinal in a plant cell. Both isomers were identified by HPLC analysis in conjunction with UV spectra. Additionally, reconstitution of a distinct absorption band, centered around 540 nm, was achieved by addition of exogenous 9-cis-retinal to bleached, isolated eyespot apparatuses.



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APA: Kreimer, G., Marner, F., Brohsonn, U., & Melkonian, M. (1991). Identification of 11-cis and all-trans-retinal in the photoreceptive organelle of a flagellate green alga. Febs Letters, 293(1-2), 49-52. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(91)81150-7

MLA: Kreimer, Georg, et al. "Identification of 11-cis and all-trans-retinal in the photoreceptive organelle of a flagellate green alga." Febs Letters 293.1-2 (1991): 49-52.

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