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The protein is called rhodopsin and the bit that gets kinked up is called retinol. Normally when light hits it, it does trans to cis isomerization at the 11th carbon. 'kinks up' is a pretty apt way of describing it. I'm not familiar with the shipped down to the liver part, but I'm guessing that the photo reaction of the retinol with itself or the ...


You could say they are the same molecule, but a molecule whose function is to change its state and properties very quickly when activated by thrombin. Fibrinogen is a soluble protein - a complex of six protein chains. Thrombin is an enzyme called a protease which very specifically cuts the ends off of two of those protein chains. Once those bits are ...

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