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The Biochemistry of Retinoid Signaling III

Vitamin A and Retinoic Acid in Embryonic Development

  • Mary Ann Asson-Batres
  • Cecile Rochette-Egly

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 95)

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About this book


This book covers subjects that have major impacts on society, such as the mechanism of maternal-fetal transfer of vitamin A, and the effects of alcohol on retinoic acid signaling and mammalian embryonic development. There has been an awareness of the importance of consuming vitamins throughout human history, but empirical studies of their physiological role and mode of action only began about 150 years ago. Since then, the biochemical nature of vitamin A and its active derivative, retinoic acid, have been identified and researchers around the globe have investigated retinoic acid’s physiological function in growth processes and in maintaining life

Written by leading experts, this book discusses the latest findings and advances in retinoic acid research. It addresses topics such as the role of retinoic acid signaling in a multitude of processes, including limb, heart and respiratory system development, as well as its role in maintaining postnatal organ systems.

This book is a valuable resource for scientists involved in vitamin A/retinoic acid research and readers interested in developmental biology.


Development Nutrition Patterning Retinoic Acid Vitamin A Embryogenesis Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Limb Development Heart Development Respiratory System Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Ann Asson-Batres
    • 1
  • Cecile Rochette-Egly
    • 2
  1. 1.Maine Medical Center Research InstituteScarboroughUSA
  2. 2.Département of Functional Génomics and CancerInstitut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC)IllkirchFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Biochemistry of Retinoid Signaling III
  • Book Subtitle Vitamin A and Retinoic Acid in Embryonic Development
  • Editors Mary Ann Asson-Batres
    Cecile Rochette-Egly
  • Series Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42280-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43767-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42282-0
  • Series ISSN 0306-0225
  • Series E-ISSN 2542-8810
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 229
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Physiology
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