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The Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Author: Hector F DeLuca
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1978.
Series: Handbook of lipid research, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We can, therefore, state that vitamin A was certainly one of the first known vitamins, yet its function and the function of the other fat-soluble vitamins had remained largely unknown until recent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hector F DeLuca
ISBN: 9781461588702 1461588707 9781461588726 1461588723
OCLC Number: 840286708
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1 Vitamin A --
1.1. Historical Developments in Vitamin A Research --
1.2. Nomenclature and Chemistry --
1.3. Biogenesis of Carotenoids --
1.4. Conversion of ß-Carotene to Retinol --
1.5. Retinoic Acid --
1.6. The Visual Function --
1.7. Isomers of Retinal --
1.8. Bacteriorhodopsin of Halobacterium halobium --
1.9. The Reproductive Function --
1.10. Vitamin A and Bone --
1.11. Introduction to the Epithelial Function --
1.12. Retinyl Glycosides --
1.13. Retinol-Binding Proteins --
1.14. Binding Proteins in Tissues Other Than Blood --
1.15. Vitamin A and Transformation --
1.16. Conclusion --
1.17. References --
2 Vitamin D --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Historical --
2.3. Absorption of Vitamin D --
2.4. Production of Vitamin D in the Skin --
2.5. Occurrence of Vitamin D Naturally --
2.6. Structure and Physical Constants of the D Vitamins and Their Precursors --
2.7. Vitamin D Deficiency --
2.8. Vitamin D Metabolism --
2.9. Regulation of Vitamin D Metabolism: Definition of the Vitamin D Endocrine System --
2.10. Regulation of the Vitamin D System by the Need for Phosphorus. --
2.11. Regulation of Vitamin D Metabolism by the Sex Hormones and by Other Endocrine Systems --
2.12. Mechanism of Action of l,25-(OH)2D3 --
2.13. Analogues of l,25-(OH)2D3 --
2.14. Toxicity of Vitamin D --
2.15. Vitamin D Metabolism and Disease --
2.16. Conclusion --
2.17. References --
3 Vitamin E --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. History --
3.3. Chemistry of Vitamin E --
3.4. Deficiency Diseases --
3.5. Metabolic Roles of Vitamin E --
3.6. Vitamin E Requirements --
3.7. Sources of Vitamin E --
3.8. Methods of Assay --
3.9. Absorption, Transport, and Storage of Vitamin E --
3.10. High Dietary Intakes of Vitamin E --
3.11. Conclusions --
3.12. References --
4 Vitamin K --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Biological Activity and Physiology --
4.3. Metabolism --
4.4. Dietary Requirement --
4.5. Antagonists of Vitamin Action --
4.6. Metabolic Role of Vitamin K --
4.7. Non-Clotting-Factor Role of Vitamin K --
4.8. Conclusion --
4.9. References.
Series Title: Handbook of lipid research, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Hector F. DeLuca.

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