Retinoid receptor

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Retinoid receptors are nuclear receptors (a class of proteins) that bind to retinoids. When bound to a retinoid, they act as transcription factors, altering the expression of genes with corresponding response elements. Significant age-related declines in the levels of retinoid receptors in the forebrains of rats have been reversed by supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which can restore neurogenesis.[1]

Subtypes include:


  1. ^ Dyall SC, Michael GJ, Michael-Titus AT (2010). "Omega-3 fatty acids reverse age-related decreases in nuclear receptors and increase neurogenesis in old rats". Journal of Neuroscience Research. 88 (10): 2091–2102. doi:10.1002/jnr.22390. PMID 20336774.