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* http://pfam.sanger.ac.uk/family/PF00001
* http://pfam.sanger.ac.uk/family/PF00001
* http://www.wikigenes.org/e/gene/e/212541.html
* http://www.wikigenes.org/e/gene/e/212541.html
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* "Furthermore, we demonstrate that crosstalk between the Ras and Rho GTPase families is involved in cAMP-dependent processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP), a key protein in Alzheimer's disease [7]." http://www.wikigenes.org/e/ref/e/12819788.html
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* "Furthermore, we demonstrate that crosstalk between the Ras and Rho GTPase families is involved in cAMP-dependent processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP), <font color=red>a key protein in Alzheimer's disease</font> [7]." http://www.wikigenes.org/e/ref/e/12819788.html
* "'''Photocaging''' involves the covalent addition of a small molecule effector (e.g., IPTG or doxycyline) onto another molecule (the cage) that upon addition of light such as UV, releases the effector molecule to perform a task. The cage group typically consists of aromatic rings, such as '''ortho-nitrobenzyl''' moieties, that undergoes photolytic cleavage to unmask the target molecule. This permits the spatiotemporal control of gene function upon light stimulation. The caging of IPTG, for instance, permits the temporal control of genes under the control of the Lac operator." [[http://openwetware.org/wiki/CH391L/S12/LightSensors 1]]
* "'''Photocaging''' involves the covalent addition of a small molecule effector (e.g., IPTG or doxycyline) onto another molecule (the cage) that upon addition of light such as UV, releases the effector molecule to perform a task. The cage group typically consists of aromatic rings, such as '''ortho-nitrobenzyl''' moieties, that undergoes photolytic cleavage to unmask the target molecule. This permits the spatiotemporal control of gene function upon light stimulation. The caging of IPTG, for instance, permits the temporal control of genes under the control of the Lac operator." [[http://openwetware.org/wiki/CH391L/S12/LightSensors 1]]
* Evidences of [http://www.brenda-enzymes.org/php/result_flat.php4?ecno=3.1.4.35&Suchword=&organism%5B%5D=Drosophila+melanogaster&show_tm=0 EC 3.1.4.35] (CNP precursor) activity from Rhodopsin induced photoactivation in Drosophila flies: http://openwetware.org/wiki/BIO254:Phototransduction
* Evidences of [http://www.brenda-enzymes.org/php/result_flat.php4?ecno=3.1.4.35&Suchword=&organism%5B%5D=Drosophila+melanogaster&show_tm=0 EC 3.1.4.35] (CNP precursor) activity from Rhodopsin induced photoactivation in Drosophila flies: http://openwetware.org/wiki/BIO254:Phototransduction
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* [http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/education/curriculum/vm8054/eye/CNSPROC.HTM Processing of Visual Signals]
* [http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/education/curriculum/vm8054/eye/CNSPROC.HTM Processing of Visual Signals]
* [http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/CC/vision_background.php How We See: The First Steps of Human Vision]
* [http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/CC/vision_background.php How We See: The First Steps of Human Vision]
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* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=2780 GNAT2 guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), alpha transducing activity polypeptide 2] : A human protein implicated in visual memory, cognition, and perception of light-induced stimulus from rhodopsin-mediated promoter. (Best known as transducin)
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* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=2780 GNAT2 guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), alpha transducing activity polypeptide 2] : A human protein implicated in visual memory, cognition, and perception of light-induced stimulus from rhodopsin-mediated promoter. (Best known as transducin) - Location (Human): Chromosome 1p13. Check also the OMIM entry [http://omim.org/entry/139340 here].
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* http://youtu.be/IP4zsbemW8I : Beta-arrestins primer (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrestin and this [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15845844 paper].)
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== Unresolved questions ==
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* Question 1: In the expression "'''blind as a bat'''", is the bat blindness a permanent or temporary phenomenon and '''how''' could you assert this is related to cGMP/ATP based phosphorylation of the Rhodopsin kinase?
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* '''Answer''': Temporary! The bat can recover its vision if the GABA receptor is cleaved from cAMP/ATP dependent competitive ligands, thus allowing GPCR based signal transduction to occur normally. [[http://www.reactome.org/entitylevelview/PathwayBrowser.html#DB=gk_current&FOCUS_SPECIES_ID=48887&FOCUS_PATHWAY_ID=500792&ID=419426 REACTOME]]
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** Notice also that the S1PR4 gene is a '''near-neighboor''' of the Cannabinoid receptors! (Hint hint)
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Revision as of 09:06, 17 May 2013

References on Rhodopsin

Unresolved questions

  • Question 1: In the expression "blind as a bat", is the bat blindness a permanent or temporary phenomenon and how could you assert this is related to cGMP/ATP based phosphorylation of the Rhodopsin kinase?
  • Answer: Temporary! The bat can recover its vision if the GABA receptor is cleaved from cAMP/ATP dependent competitive ligands, thus allowing GPCR based signal transduction to occur normally. [REACTOME]
    • Notice also that the S1PR4 gene is a near-neighboor of the Cannabinoid receptors! (Hint hint)

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