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Our theme is vitamin A in human and animal physiology. We pursue the hypothesis that vitamin A plays essential roles in signal transduction, distinct from the function of the two principal biological derivatives of vitamin A: retinoic acid in transcription and retinaldehyde in vision. The fundamental importance of vitamin A in physiology is best exemplified in mitochondria where vitamin A is a co-regulator of energy homeostasis.

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The Ulrich Hammerling Lab

Ulrich Hammerling, PhD


Research Focus

Function of Vitamin A in the regulation of energy generation of mitochondria.