[Metabolism of vitamin A and retinoids].

Abstract

Dietary vitamin A is stored in the liver as ester derivatives; after hydrolysis it is transported through the organism bound to a Retinol Binding Protein-Prealbumin complex. Intracellular metabolism is complex and involves the binding to specific receptors for retinol (CRBP) and retinoic acid (CRABP) followed by a nuclear translocation. In addition, retinol… (More)

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