Within the last few years, knowledge about vitamins has increased dramatically, resulting in improved understanding of human requirements for many vitamins. This new edition of a bestseller presents comprehensive summaries that analyze the chemical, physiological, and nutritional relationships, as well as highlight newly identified functions, for all recognized vitamins. These include vitamins A, D, K, E, B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, biotin, folate, choline, and ascorbic acid.
Keeping the tradition of the previous volumes, the Handbook of Vitamins, Fifth Edition provides an updated, contemporary perspective on vitamins in human nutrition. Bringing together leading experts in molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology, the book contains substantial revisions in every chapter, covering vitamin metabolism, including human requirements, clinical aspects of deficiency, vitamin-dependant cell signals and gene regulation, and roles as coenzymes.
The chapter on epigenetics has been updated and expanded to include novel findings about vitamins not previously considered in studies of nutrient-dependent epigenome modification. The book also contains a new chapter on genome stability, highlighting current understanding of vitamin–genome interactions in the evolution of the human genome and the functional consequences of human genetic variation. Maintaining its status as a high-quality reference, this handbook incorporates new discoveries into an updated and revised fifth edition.
Vitamin A: Nutritional Aspects of Retinoids and Carotenoids
A. Catharine Ross and Earl H. Harrison
Wei Zheng and Dorothy Teegarden
John W. Suttie
Maret G. Traber
James B. Kirkland
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
John Thomas Pinto and Richard Saul Rivlin
Robert B. Rucker and Kathryn Bauerly
Shyamala Dakshinamurti and Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti
Donald M. Mock
Lynn B. Bailey, Vanessa da Silva, Allyson A. West, and Marie A. Caudill
Ralph Green and Joshua W. Miller
Xinyin Jiang, Jian Yan, and Marie A. Caudill
Carol S. Johnston, Francene M. Steinberg, and Robert B. Rucker
Vitamins, Bioactive Food Compounds, and Histone Modifications
Janos Zempleni, Elizabeth L. Cordonier, Scott R. Baier, and Jing Xue
Patrick J. Stover
Praise for Previous Editions
"Maintaining the status as the highest quality reference in the field, the Handbook of Vitamins brings together leading experts in molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology to incorporate these new discoveries into this updated and revised fourth edition. True to the clinical focus of the previous editions, this book is comprised of comprehensive analyses of the chemical, physiological, and nutritional relationships and the newly identified functions of all recognized vitamins."
—Anticancer Research, Sept/ Oct 2007, Vol. 27, No. 5A