Protein Name rhodopsin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 6010
Gene Symbol


UniProt P08100 (OPSD_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 656
Total Number of Articles : 1225


Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is found in rod cells in the back of the eye and is essential for vision in low-light conditions. The encoded protein binds to 11-cis retinal and is activated when light hits the retinal molecule. Defects in this gene are a cause of congenital stationary night blindness. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]

  • rhodopsin
  • opsin 2, rod pigment
  • opsin-2
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