VITAMIN A‐INDUCED ALTERATIONS IN CORNEAL AND CONJUNCTIVAL EPITHELIAL GLYCOPROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS

@article{Hassell1981VITAMINAA,
  title={VITAMIN A‐INDUCED ALTERATIONS IN CORNEAL AND CONJUNCTIVAL EPITHELIAL GLYCOPROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS},
  author={J. Hassell and D. Newsome},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1981},
  volume={359}
}
Vitamin A may regulate the synthesis or glycosylation of certain epithelial glycoproteins. Experimental vitamin A deficiency has been found to reduce radioactive glucosamine incorporation into certain glycoprotein fragments of a variety of epithelia. The epithelial tissues so affected include the intestinal mucosa,l,2 corneal epithelium,3-5 and tracheal respiratory epithelium.6.7 Administration of vitamin A to the deficient animals restores glucosamine incorporation into the glycoprotein… Expand
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