Aliases for OPN1MW Gene
External Ids for OPN1MW Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for OPN1MW Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OPN1MW Gene
This gene encodes for a light absorbing visual pigment of the opsin gene family. The encoded protein is called green cone photopigment or medium-wavelength sensitive opsin. Opsins are G-protein coupled receptors with seven transmembrane domains, an N-terminal extracellular domain, and a C-terminal cytoplasmic domain. The long-wavelength opsin gene and multiple copies of the medium-wavelength opsin gene are tandemly arrayed on the X chromosome and frequent unequal recombination and gene conversion may occur between these sequences. X chromosomes may have fusions of the medium- and long-wavelength opsin genes or may have more than one copy of these genes. Defects in this gene are the cause of deutanopic colorblindness. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for OPN1MW Gene
OPN1MW (Opsin 1, Medium Wave Sensitive) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with OPN1MW include Colorblindness, Partial, Deutan Series and Blue Cone Monochromacy. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Diseases associated with visual transduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and photoreceptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is OPN1MW2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for OPN1MW Gene
Visual pigments are the light-absorbing molecules that mediate vision. They consist of an apoprotein, opsin, covalently linked to cis-retinal.