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dc.contributor.authorSato, Keita-
dc.contributor.authorYamashita, Takahiro-
dc.contributor.authorOhuchi, Hideyo-
dc.contributor.authorTakeuchi, Atsuko-
dc.contributor.authorGotoh, Hitoshi-
dc.contributor.authorOno, Katsuhiko-
dc.contributor.authorMizuno, Misao-
dc.contributor.authorMizutani, Yasuhisa-
dc.contributor.authorTomonari, Sayuri-
dc.contributor.authorSakai, Kazumi-
dc.contributor.authorImamoto, Yasushi-
dc.contributor.authorWada, Akimori-
dc.contributor.authorShichida, Yoshinori-
dc.contributor.alternative佐藤, 恵太-
dc.contributor.alternative山下, 高廣-
dc.contributor.alternative大内, 淑代-
dc.contributor.alternative七田, 芳則-
dc.description光を受けるとオフになる動物のユニークな光センサーを発見 --ニワトリの脳内で機能するOpn5L1の性質を解明--. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2018-04-02.-
dc.description.abstractMost opsins are G protein-coupled receptors that utilize retinal both as a ligand and as a chromophore. Opsins’ main established mechanism is light-triggered activation through retinal 11-cis-to-all-trans photoisomerization. Here we report a vertebrate non-visual opsin that functions as a Gi-coupled retinal receptor that is deactivated by light and can thermally self-regenerate. This opsin, Opn5L1, binds exclusively to all-trans-retinal. More interestingly, the light-induced deactivation through retinal trans-to-cis isomerization is followed by formation of a covalent adduct between retinal and a nearby cysteine, which breaks the retinal-conjugated double bond system, probably at the C11 position, resulting in thermal re-isomerization to all-trans-retinal. Thus, Opn5L1 acts as a reverse photoreceptor. We conclude that, like vertebrate rhodopsin, Opn5L1 is a unidirectional optical switch optimized from an ancestral bidirectional optical switch, such as invertebrate rhodopsin, to increase the S/N ratio of the signal transduction, although the direction of optimization is opposite to that of vertebrate rhodopsin.-
dc.publisherSpringer Nature-
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dc.subjectG protein-coupled receptors-
dc.titleOpn5L1 is a retinal receptor that behaves as a reverse and self-regenerating photoreceptor-
dc.type.niitypeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.jtitleNature Communications-
dc.identifier.kaken25251036 / 16H02515 / 24115509 / 15H00812-
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