Mammalian Metabolism of β-Carotene: Gaps in Knowledge

  title={Mammalian Metabolism of β-Carotene: Gaps in Knowledge},
  author={Varsha Shete and Loredana Quadro},
β-carotene is the most abundant provitamin A carotenoid in human diet and tissues. It exerts a number of beneficial functions in mammals, including humans, owing to its ability to generate vitamin A as well as to emerging crucial signaling functions of its metabolites. Even though β-carotene is generally considered a safer form of vitamin A due to its… CONTINUE READING