Biochemistry of Vitamin A

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CRC Press, Sep 30, 1989 - Medical - 240 pages
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The main emphasis of this text is on the biochemistry, metabolism and systemic mode of action of vitamin A. The physiological, biochemical and nutritional aspects of naturally occurring retinoids are clearly addressed. Chapters review biogenesis, absorption, storage, transport, and metabolic transformations of vitamin A. Further discussion includes vision and bacteriorhodopsin, vitamin A deficiency and hypervitaminosis A, and the vitamin A in prevention and cure of cancer.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
References
15
Carboxylic Esterases
21
Dehydrogenation of Retinol to Retinaldehyde
32
Chapter 3
41
References
49
Types of Cells
55
Chapter 5
63
On the Question of an Active Form of Vitamin A
109
Systemic Mode of Action
115
Effect of Vitamin A Deprivation on the General Physiology
121
Binding of Retinol with Chromatin
135
Vision and Bacteriorhodopsin
145
Visual Cycle of Vitamin A
158
Chapter 10
165
Vitamin A Deficiency
172

Chapter 9
66
Tissue Distribution
68
References
80
Effect of Hormones on CRABP Levels in Rats
92
Chapter 7
101
References
193
Dermatology
203
Appendix
209
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