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Angela Fago

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Angela Fago
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Our laboratory investigates the functional properties of proteins (such as hemoglobin, myoglobin, hemocyanin and carbonic anhydrase) and their physiological roles in oxygen transport and nitric oxide metabolism in the cardio-circulatory system. We seek to understand the adaptive role and the molecular mechanisms that regulate oxygen uptake and delivery and nitric oxide signalling in a wide range of animal species. We are particularly interested in “extreme” vertebrates, including high-altitude mammals and birds, hypoxia-tolerant turtles and fish, hibernating bears and diving marine mammals.

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