Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Nutrigenomics: natural modulation of gene expression
Forschungsgruppe Nutrigenomik & Genregulation
SummaryThe scientific focus of the research group lies on the systematic analysis of the modulation of gene and protein expression. This process can be specifically influenced by the interaction of genes and natural products, which are e.g. derived from food. We analyse if and by which mechanisms natural products interfere with genes or gene products. The interdisciplinary approach comprises basic and applied research. The results can be useful for optimised application of natural products to improve various metabolic processes.