all-trans-retinal


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all-trans-ret·i·nal

(awl'tranz-ret'i-năl),
The orange retinaldehyde resulting from the action of light on the rhodopsin of the retina, which converts the 11-cis-retinal component of the rhodopsin to all-trans-retinal plus opsin.
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By using energy minimization and MD simulations, we investigated the possible effects of the p.W126L mutation on the structure of the human opsin moiety that was represented by either the dark-adapted like (high affinity for 11-cis-retinal) or the light-adapted like (high affinity for all-trans-retinal) crystal structures.

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