Vitamin A and carotene in animal nutrition.

Abstract

Vitamin A, an unsaturated 20 carbon cyclic alcohol, subserves a number of important physiological functions. However, the biochemical basis of these roles is not well understood. The main sources of retinol are liver, egg yolk and milk fat. Several carotenoids show vitamin A activity. The conversion of beta-carotene to retinol is affected by copper… (More)

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