name: all-trans retinal binding
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def: "Binding to all-trans retinal, a compound that plays an important role in the visual process in most vertebrates. All-trans retinal (trans r., visual yellow) results from the bleaching of rhodopsin by light, in which the 11-cis form is converted to the all-trans form. Retinal is one of the forms of vitamin A." [GOC:curators]
synonym: "all-trans retinaldehyde binding" EXACT 
synonym: "trans retinal binding" EXACT 
synonym: "visual yellow binding" EXACT 
synonym: "vitamin A binding" BROAD 
synonym: "xanthopsin" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0016918 ! retinal binding
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