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Vitamin A in Health and Disease

1st Edition

By Rune Blomhoff

CRC Press

704 pages

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pub: 1994-02-01
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This book is intended as a source of information for the many scientists who now enter the growing research field of vitamin A in health and disease, reviewing the epidemiological aspects related to vitamin A.



…provides outstanding reviews of…research in vitamin A by an international group of excellent basic and clinical scientists…a valuable resource for basic scientists and clinicians.

"-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

Table of Contents


Overview of Vitamin A Metabolism and Function

Metabolism of Vitamin A

Absorption of Vitamin A

Role of Perisinusoidal Stellate Cells in Vitamin A Storage

The Retinol-Binding Protein Superfamily

Dynamic and Control of Plasma Retinol

Retinoic Acid Homeostasis: Prospective Roles of b-Carotene, Retinol, CRBP, and CRABP

Mechanism of Action of Vitamin A and Carotenoids

Role of Nuclear Retinoic Acid Receptors in the Regulation of Gene Expression

The Retinoid X Receptors: Modulators of Multiple Hormonal Signaling Pathways

Retinoylation of Proteins in Mammalian Cells

Role of Carotenoids in Antioxidant Defense

Embryonic Development

Role of Retinoids in Embryonic Development

Vitamin A in Lung Development and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Are Ethanol-Induced Birth Defects Caused by Functional Retinoic Acid Deficiency?

Skin and Epithelial Cells

Role of Retinoids in Normal and Diseased Skin

Regulation of Epithelial Differentiation by Retinoids

Blood Cells

Role of Retinoids in Normal Hematopoiesis and the Immune System

Retinoids and Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Retinoid Isomerization Reactions in the Visual System


Vitamin A Functions in the Reproductive Organs

Intake and Cancer Incidence

Vitamin A and Cancer: Epidemiological Evidence in Humans

Deficiency and Toxicity

Vitamin A Deficiency: Its Epidemiology and Relation to Child Mortality and Morbidity

Teratogenicity of Vitamin A and Retinoids


Dietary Vitamin A Requirements

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MEDICAL / Nutrition