photoreceptive


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pho·to·re·cep·tion

 (fō′tō-rĭ-sĕp′shən)
n.
The detection, absorption, and use of light, as for vision in animals or phototropism and photosynthesis in plants.

pho′to·re·cep′tive adj.

photoreceptive

(ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈsɛptɪv)
adj
(Biology) biology of or relating to photoreception
Translations
photorécepteur
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A blue-light photoreceptive CRYPTOCHROME (PCRY) is important in providing light input to the clock by triggering the degradation of TIMELESS (Hardin, 2005; Rosato et ai.
Menaker, "Spectral sensitivity of a novel photoreceptive system mediating entrainment of mammalian circadian rhythms," Nature, vol.
Specialized photoreceptive cells in the retina detect a restricted bandwidth of visible light; this information projects directly to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the central circadian pacemaker, that triggers the pineal gland to produce this indoleamine during darkness [6, 12-14].
Mrosovsky et al., "Melanopsin and rod-cone photoreceptive systems account for all major accessory visual functions in mice," Nature, vol.
Retina is a photoreceptive tissue, whose energy consumption changes depending on light exposure.
(This is not an accident.) But because the eye is naturally exposed to light, it's the perfect venue for a trial like this one, which seeks to switch the photoreceptive burden from the compromised rods and cones to ganglion cells deeper in the retina.
For example, Opsin 5 in the paraventricular organ of quail appears to be a deep brain photoreceptive molecule that regulates seasonal reproduction in birds [7].
Mrosovsky et al., "Melanopsin and rodcone photoreceptive systems account for all major accessory visual functions in mice," Nature, vol.
The active substance in GLIOLAN, aminolevulinic acid (ALA), is a photoreceptive compound which is absorbed by cells in the body, where it is converted by enzymes into fluorescent chemicals, particularly protoporphyrin IX (PPIX).
A median third eye: pineal gland retraces evolution of vertebrate photoreceptive organs.