Another term for visual purple.
- The spectra of the intermediates and the ground forms of the rhodopsin family possess a characteristic common feature.
- It is the reddish purple color of retinal that gives rhodopsin its former name visual purple.
- We trace which amino acids contact the chromophore of rhodopsin.
Late 19th century: from Greek rhodon 'rose' + opsis 'sight' + -in1.
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