Rod photoreceptors

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Rods are photoreceptors found in the retinas of vertebrates and are involved in non colour vision. Rods are highly specialised cells and permit vision in low light via the transduction light signals into chemical signals which can be sent to the brain. Rods produce a response by utilising [[G-proteins|G-proteins]]&nbsp;and the secondary messenger [[cGMP|cGMP]].&nbsp;<ref>Alberts et al, Molecular Biology of the Cell (2008), Fifth Edition, Garland Science, Pages 917-918.</ref>  
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Rods are photoreceptors found in the retinas of vertebrates and are involved in non colour vision. Rods are highly specialised cells and permit vision in low light via the transduction light signals into chemical signals which can be sent to the brain. Rods produce a response by utilising [[G-proteins|G-proteins]]&nbsp;and the secondary messenger [[CGMP|cGMP]].&nbsp;<ref>Alberts et al, Molecular Biology of the Cell (2008), Fifth Edition, Garland Science, Pages 917-918.</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 07:42, 15 November 2011

Rods are photoreceptors found in the retinas of vertebrates and are involved in non colour vision. Rods are highly specialised cells and permit vision in low light via the transduction light signals into chemical signals which can be sent to the brain. Rods produce a response by utilising G-proteins and the secondary messenger cGMP[1]


References

  1. Alberts et al, Molecular Biology of the Cell (2008), Fifth Edition, Garland Science, Pages 917-918.
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