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Title Carotenoids and vitamin A in translational medicine / edited by Olaf Sommerburg, Werner Siems, and Klaus Kraemer
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 404 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxidative stress and disease ; 33
Oxidative stress and disease ; 33
Contents Hepatic retinoid metabolism : what is known and what is not / Jason J. Yuen, Jian Zhang Yang and William S. Blaner -- Metabolism of vitamin A in white adipose tissue and obesity / Shanmugam M. Jeyakumar [and others] -- Retinoids in the treatment of psoriasis / Neil Borkar, Alan Menter -- Age-related macular degeneration and carotenoids / Nilesh Kalariya, Werner G. Siems, Frederik van Kuijk -- Lutein, zeaxanthin and vision across the lifespan / Billy R. Hammond, Jr. -- Assuring vitamin A adequacy to prevent eye and ear disorders / Tripper Sauer, Susan Emmett, Keith P. West, Jr. -- Disturbed accumulation and abnormal distribution of macular pigment in retinal disorders / Tos TJM Berendschot, Peter Charbel Issa, Thomas Theelen -- Retinol and otitis media / Akeem Olawale Lasisi -- Carotenoids and mutagenesis / P.M. Eckl [and others] -- Carotenoids and vitamin A in lung cancer prevention / Anita Ratnasari Iskandar, Xiang-Dong Wang -- Is the effect of [Beta]-carotene on prostate cancer cells dependent on their androgen sensitivity? / Joanna Dulinska-Litewka [and others] -- Carotenoid intake and supplementation in cancer : pro and con / W.G. Siems [and others] -- Vitamin A in lung development and function / Hans-Konrad Biesalski -- Vitamin A and carotenoids in lung diseases / Olaf Sommerburg, Werner Siems -- Chemopreventive effects of astaxanthin on inflammatory bowel disease and inflammation-related colon carcinogenesis / Masashi Hosokawa, Yumiko Yasui -- Carotenoids in laboratory medicine / Ingolf Schimke, Michael Vogeser -- Supply of vitamin A in developing countries / Klaus Kraemer -- Vitamin A intakes are below recommendations in a significant proportion of the population in the western world / Hans-Konrad Biesalski, Barbara Trösch, Petra Weber -- Critical appraisal of vitamin A supplementation program in India / Dechenla Tshering Bhutia, Saskia De Pee -- Consequences of common genetic variations on SS-carotene cleavage for vitamin A supply / Georg Lietz, Anthony Oxley, Christine Boesch-Saadatmandi
Summary Vitamin A (retinol) is an essential dietary compound with myriad metabolic and regulatory functions. Deficiency can result in vision problems, compromised immune responses, and a host of other medical issues. More than 600 carotenoids have been identified in plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria, and around 50 carotenoids-including ß-carotene-can be converted into vitamin A. Carotenoids and Vitamin A in Translational Medicine reviews the medical use of carotenoids and vitamin A in cancer; diseases of the skin, eye, ear, and lung; and inflammatory bowel and metabolic diseas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Vitamin A -- therapeutic use
Carotenoids -- therapeutic use
Translational Medical Research
Vitamin A Deficiency -- drug therapy
Vitamin A -- supply & distribution
Carotenoids
Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin A in the body
Vitamin A
Carotenoids.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Vitamins.
Vitamin A deficiency.
Vitamin A in the body.
Vitamin A.
Form Electronic book
Author Kraemer, Klaus, 1960- editor
Siems, Werner, editor
Sommerburg, Olaf, editor
ISBN 1439855277
9781439855270