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Chapter 26

Retinol/Vitamin A Signaling and Self-renewal of Embryonic Stem Cells

Retinol, the alcohol form of vitamin A, is a key dietary component. Mammalian species cannot synthesize retinol/vitamin A and it is absorbed from animal food or from plant sources as β-carotene. Retinol is stored in the liver as retinoyl esters, primarily as retinyl palmitate (Blaner and Olsen 1994)...

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Print publication date
30 Aug 2012
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2012
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-368-7
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978-1-84973-550-6