The Mechanisms of Vision Studied by Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations
In the rod cells of the eyes of vertebrates, a special protein, named Rhodopsin, is responsible for the detection of the light and is directly involved in the activation of the signaling cascade that triggers the nervous pulses of the retina. The deep understanding of the early mechanisms of light vision goes beyond the scientific interest as it is also an important issue for the rationalization of many retina diseases.
Principal Investigator: Leonardo Guidoni, Computational Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
HPC Platform: JUQUEEN of JSC - Date published: February 2015
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