Vitamin A Metabolism: An Update

  title={Vitamin A Metabolism: An Update},
  author={Diana N. D’Ambrosio and Robin D Clugston and William S. Blaner},
Retinoids are required for maintaining many essential physiological processes in the body, including normal growth and development, normal vision, a healthy immune system, normal reproduction, and healthy skin and barrier functions. In excess of 500 genes are thought to be regulated by retinoic acid. 11-cis-retinal serves as the visual chromophore in vision. The body must acquire retinoid from the diet in order to maintain these essential physiological processes. Retinoid metabolism is complex… CONTINUE READING
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