Quantum biology of the retina

Sia, Paul Ikgan, Luiten, Andre N., Stace, Thomas M., Wood, John P. M. and Casson, Robert J. (2014) Quantum biology of the retina. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42 6: 582-589. doi:10.1111/ceo.12373


Author Sia, Paul Ikgan
Luiten, Andre N.
Stace, Thomas M.
Wood, John P. M.
Casson, Robert J.
Title Quantum biology of the retina
Journal name Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-6404
1442-9071
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/ceo.12373
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 42
Issue 6
Start page 582
End page 589
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract The emerging field of quantum biology has led to a greater understanding of biological processes at the microscopic level. There is recent evidence to suggest that non-trivial quantum features such as entanglement, tunnelling and coherence have evolved in living systems. These quantum features are particularly evident in supersensitive light-harvesting systems such as in photosynthesis and photoreceptors. A biomimetic strategy utilizing biological quantum phenomena might allow new advances in the field of quantum engineering, particularly in quantum information systems. In addition, a better understanding of quantum biological features may lead to novel medical diagnostic and therapeutic developments. In the present review, we discuss the role of quantum physics in biological systems with an emphasis on the retina.
Keyword Light signal transduction
Photon
Photoreceptor
Quantum theory
Retina
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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