Retinal isomerase

retinal isomerase n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of the trans form of retinaldehyde to 11-cis retinal, a reaction that is important to the regeneration of the visual pigments. Also called retinaldehyde isomerase.


Read Also:

  • Retinal rivalry

    noun 1. (psychol) another name for binocular rivalry

  • Retinal scan

    retinal scan definition A technology for the identification of individuals that depends on the uniqueness of the pattern of blood vessels in the retinas of people’s eyes. Note: Retinal scans are one means of identification that developed rapidly following the September 11 attacks (2001).

  • Retinene

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. an orange pigment, C 2 0 H 2 8 O, that is the active component of rhodopsin and is liberated upon the absorption of light in the vision cycle; vitamin A aldehyde. noun 1. the aldehyde form of the polyene retinol (vitamin A) that associates with the protein opsin to form the […]

  • Retinene1

    retinene1 n. See retinaldehyde.

Disclaimer: Retinal isomerase definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.