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11-cis retinal binding (GO:0005502)
Annotations: Rat: (4) Mouse: (3) Human: (5) Chinchilla: (4) Bonobo: (4) Dog: (3) Squirrel: (0) Pig: (4)
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11-cis retinal binding  
Interacting selectively and non-covalently with 11-cis retinal, an isomer of retinal that plays an important role in the visual process in most vertebrates. 11-cis retinal combines with opsin in the rods (scotopsin) to form rhodopsin or visual purple. Retinal is one of the three compounds that makes up vitamin A.
all-trans retinal binding  

Exact Synonyms: 11-cis retinaldehyde binding
Broad Synonyms: vitamin A binding
Definition Sources: CHEBI:16066

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