How the Body Makes Rhodopsin: The Chemistry of Vision

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A brief chemical overview of how the body converts beta carotene into rhodopsin, with emphasis on the N-O-R-R’ tetrahedral intermediate.


Darwin Babino says:

Nice job, but just wanted to point out that the conversion of beta carotene to retinal is performed via a dioxygenase mechanism and not a monooxygenase.

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