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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)...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6