Term Information [More information on retinal binding]

Accession
GO:0016918
Name
retinal binding
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
retinaldehyde binding, UV-sensitive opsin, blue-sensitive opsin, green-sensitive opsin, long-wave-sensitive opsin, opsin, red-sensitive opsin, short-wave-sensitive opsin, violet-sensitive opsin, vitamin A binding
Definition
Interacting selectively and non-covalently with retinal, one of the forms of vitamin A. Retinal plays an important role in the visual process in most vertebrates, combining with opsins to form visual pigments in the retina. Source: GOC:curators, ISBN:0198506732, CHEBI:15035
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0016918 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of retinal binding (GO:0016918)
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retinal binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) molecular_function (GO:0003674)
retinal binding [is_a relation] is_a  binding (GO:0005488)
retinal binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) lipid binding (GO:0008289)
retinal binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) isoprenoid binding (GO:0019840)
retinal binding [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) small molecule binding (GO:0036094)
retinal binding [is_a relation] is_a  retinoid binding (GO:0005501)
retinal binding [is_a relation] is_a  vitamin binding (GO:0019842)
Children of retinal binding (GO:0016918)
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11-cis retinal binding (GO:0005502) [is_a relation] is_a  retinal binding
all-trans retinal binding (GO:0005503) [is_a relation] is_a  retinal binding
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