Peropsin (IPR002962)

Short name: Peropsin

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


Peropsin is a visual pigment-like protein found in ocular tissues. The protein has been localised to the apical face of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), most prominently to the microvilli that surround the photoreceptor outer segments. It is believed that peropsin may play a role in RPE physiology, either by detecting light directly, or by monitoring the concentration of retinoids or other photoreceptor-derived compounds [PMID: 9275222].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007186 G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathway
GO:0007601 visual perception

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

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