Literature associating RLBP1 and retinitis pigmentosa
Cellular retinaldehyde-binding protein; Soluble retinoid carrier essential the proper function of both rod and cone photoreceptors. Participates in the regeneration of active 11-cis-retinol and 11-cis-retinaldehyde, from the inactive 11-trans products of the rhodopsin photocycle and in the de novo synthesis of these retinoids from 11-trans metabolic precursors. The cycling of retinoids between photoreceptor and adjacent pigment epithelium cells is known as the 'visual cycle'.
Synonyms: RLBP1, RLBP1p, hRLBP1, H3BTN3, P12271 ...