OPN5

OPN5

Opsin 5
Identifiers
OPN5 Gene
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse

Opsin-5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OPN5 gene.[1][2][3]

Opsins are members of the guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptor superfamily. This opsin gene is expressed in the eye, brain, testes, and spinal cord. This gene belongs to the seven-exon subfamily of mammalian opsin genes that includes peropsin (RRH) and retinal G protein coupled receptor (RGR). Like these other seven-exon opsin genes, this gene may encode a protein with photoisomerase activity. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.[3]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.