© 1998

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

  • Peter J. Quinn
  • Valerian E. Kagan

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Vitamin A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amandio V. Vieira
      Pages 29-51
    3. Marcia E. Newcomer, R. Scott Jamison, David E. Ong
      Pages 53-80
    4. Maria A. Livrea, Luisa Tesoriere
      Pages 113-143
    5. Joël Constans, Evelyne Peuchant, Claire Sergeant, Claude Conri
      Pages 145-155
  3. Carotenoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Xiang-Dong Wang, Norman I. Krinsky
      Pages 159-180
    3. Susan J. Duthie, Andrew R. Collins, Garry G. Duthie
      Pages 181-207
    4. Billy W. Day, Stefania Bergamini, Yulia Y. Tyurina, Gianfranca Carta, Vladimir A. Tyurin, Valerian E. Kagan
      Pages 209-217
    5. Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel, Peter J. Quinn
      Pages 219-242
  4. Vitamin D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. JoEllen Welsh, Kathryn VanWeelden, Louise Flanagan, Ian Byrne, Elizabeth Nolan, Carmen J. Narvaez
      Pages 245-270
    3. Igor N. Sergeev, William B. Rhoten, Vladimir B. Spirichev
      Pages 271-297
  5. Vitamin E

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Peter J. Quinn
      Pages 319-343
    3. P. K. Witting, J. M. Upston, R. Stocker
      Pages 345-390

About this book


The subject for a volume on the fat-soluble vitamins needs no justification considering the importance of this group of nutrients and the rate of expan­ sion of our knowledge of its role in cell biology, genetics, and disease. The level of our understanding has clearly moved from knowing what fat­ soluble vitamins do to how they perform their functions. Hand in hand with a knowledge of their molecular mechanisms of action is the recognition that vitamins are used sparingly, and regeneration processes operate in certain cases to recycle vitamins from their metabolites. We have divided the volume into alphabetical sections beginning with vitamin A and the carotenoids through vitamins D, E, F, and K, and ending with coenzyme Q. The contributors are all acknowledged experts in their particular fields and have made significant contributions to published research results. All have worked assiduously to deliver the product of their labors on a restricted time scale and to provide the most up-to­ date information on their respective topics. We are truly grateful for their indulgence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Quinn
    • 1
  • Valerian E. Kagan
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Department of PharmacologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Editors Peter J. Quinn
    Valerian E. Kagan
  • Series Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45846-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-1791-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-1789-8
  • Series ISSN 0306-0225
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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