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Photoreceptors

Photoreceptors are photosensing proteins that respond to the surrounding light environment aroun. Upon light absorption, photorceptors can go through large scale conformational changes, which happen via several intermediates over multiple timescales. Many studies have been done, and the sutdy of photoreceptors can to characterize the transient structural deformation of a protein environment that propagates and initiates the signal transduction pathways.