11-cis retinal binding

id: GO:0005502
name: 11-cis retinal binding
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Interacting selectively and non-covalently with 11-cis retinal, an isomer of retinal that plays an important role in the visual process in most vertebrates. 11-cis retinal combines with opsin in the rods (scotopsin) to form rhodopsin or visual purple. Retinal is one of the three compounds that makes up vitamin A.

Parent Functions

GO:0016918retinal binding