Phototransduction in a supramolecular cascade: a mimic for essential features of the vision process

Chen-Wu, P. Máximo, P. Remón, A. Jorge Parola, N. Basílio, U. Pischel Chem. Commun., 2023, 

The tailored design of a light-triggered supramolecular cascade results in an artificial machinery that assimilates the transduction of photons into chemical communication and the final release of a neurotransmitter. This is reminiscent of key steps in the natural vision process.