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Chapter 30

Vitamin A and Brain Function

Among its various roles as a micronutrient, vitamin A (vit. A; retinol) is necessary for juvenile brain development and maintenance of adult neuronal phenotypes. Metabolism of vit. A produces all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), which is unique as a diet-derived activator of transcription factors: the re...

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