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Retinaldehyde

"Retinaldehyde" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A carotenoid constituent of visual pigments. It is the oxidized form of retinol which functions as the active component of the visual cycle. It is bound to the protein opsin forming the complex rhodopsin. When stimulated by visible light, the retinal component of the rhodopsin complex undergoes isomerization at the 11-position of the double bond to the cis-form; this is reversed in "dark" reactions to return to the native trans-configuration.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Retinaldehyde" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Retinaldehyde" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1998 and 2003 and 2004 and 2017
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