Retinal Pigments


Photoreceptor Pigments, Retinal

Pigments, Retinal

Pigments, Retinal Photoreceptor

Pigments, Visual

Retinal Photoreceptor Pigments

Visual Pigments

Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.