Effects of vitamin A and ethanol on liver plasma membrane fluidity

@article{Kim1988EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of vitamin A and ethanol on liver plasma membrane fluidity},
  author={C. I. Kim and Maria Anna Leo and N Lowe and Charles S. Lieber},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1988},
  volume={8}
}
To study possible mechanisms whereby vitamin A and ethanol may affect liver plasma membranes, rats were fed liquid diets containing either 6 international units of vitamin A per kcal or 5 times more, with or without ethanol (36% of total energy as isocaloric substitution for carbohydrate). Vitamin A supplementation resulted in 2‐ to 3‐fold increases of liver plasma membrane free retinol (p < 0.005) and retinyl esters (p < 0.001), particularly esters of palmitate and oleate, whereas cholesterol… 
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