retinal metabolic process

id: GO:0042574
name: retinal metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving retinal, a compound that plays an important role in the visual process in most vertebrates. In the retina, retinal combines with opsins to form visual pigments. Retinal is one of the forms of vitamin A.

Parent Functions

GO:0001523retinoid metabolic process
GO:0006081cellular aldehyde metabolic process
GO:0006776vitamin A metabolic process
GO:0043288apocarotenoid metabolic process