Fat-Soluble Vitamins / Edition 1

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Comprises 21 contributions, divided into sections on vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin F, vitamin K, and coenzyme Q. The contributions cover how fat-soluble vitamins perform their functions and the processes that recycle vitamins from their metabolites. Specific topics include retinoid endocrinology, biophysical properties of carotenoids, localization of vitamin E in membranes, and prooxidant functions of coenzyme Q. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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'The heterogeneity of topics...is very ambitious, and the result is, overall, successful because of the high quality of the individual contributors.'
American Scientist

'Well produced, well referenced and has a good index; it should become a standard reference work.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306458460
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Subcellular Biochemistry Series, #30
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 533
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Vitamin A: Control of Retinoid Nuclear Receptor Function and Expression; R.M. Niles. Retinoid Endocrinology: From Metabolism to Cellular Signaling; A.V. Vieira. Structure and Function of Retinoid-Binding Proteins; M.E. Newcomer, et al. Carotenoids: The Bioconversion of beta-Carotene into Retinoids; X.-D. Wang, N.I. Krinsky. The Role of Carotenoids in Modulating DNA Stability and Lipid Peroxidation: Importance for Human Health; S.J. Duthie, et al. Vitamin D: The Role of Vitamin D3 and Antiestrogens in Modulating Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cells and Tumors; J. Welsh, et al. Vitamin D and Intracellular Calcium; I.N. Sergeev, et al. Vitamin E: Antioxidant Chemistry of alpha-Tocopherol in Biological Systems: Roles of Redox Cycles and Metabolism; D.C. Liebler. Localization of Vitamin E in Membranes; P.J. Quinn. Vitamin F: The Role of Linoleic Acid in Endothelial Cell Gene Expression: Relationship to Atherosclerosis; M. Toborek, B. Hennig. Vitamin K: Vitamin K Metabolism; P.Newman, M.J. Shearer. Coenzyme Q: Role of Coenzyme Q and Superoxide in Vitamin E Cycling; V.E. Kagan, et al. Prooxidant Functions of Coenzyme Q; H. Nohl, et al. 8 Additional Chapters. Index.
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