User:Etienne Robillard/Notebook/Rhodopsin

From OpenWetWare
< User:Etienne Robillard‎ | Notebook
Revision as of 17:30, 25 March 2013 by Etienne Robillard (talk | contribs) (Unresolved questions)
Jump to: navigation, search

References on Rhodopsin

Unresolved questions

  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 cleared from cAMP/ATP dependent competitive ligands, thus allowing GPCR based signal transduction to occur normally. 1 Notice also that the S1PR4 gene is a near-neighboor of the Cannabinoid receptors!