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Table of Contents IntroductionOverview of Vitamin A Metabolism and FunctionMetabolism of Vitamin AAbsorption of Vitamin ARole of Perisinusoidal Stellate Cells in Vitamin A StorageThe Retinol-Binding Protein SuperfamilyDynamic and Control of Plasma RetinolRetinoic Acid Homeostasis: Prospective Roles of b-Carotene, Retinol, CRBP, and CRABPMechanism of Action of Vitamin A and CarotenoidsRole of Nuclear Retinoic Acid Receptors in the Regulation of Gene ExpressionThe Retinoid X Receptors: Modulators of Multiple Hormonal Signaling PathwaysRetinoylation of Proteins in Mammalian CellsRole of Carotenoids in Antioxidant DefenseEmbryonic DevelopmentRole of Retinoids in Embryonic DevelopmentVitamin A in Lung Development and Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaAre Ethanol-Induced Birth Defects Caused by Functional Retinoic Acid Deficiency?Skin and Epithelial CellsRole of Retinoids in Normal and Diseased SkinRegulation of Epithelial Differentiation by RetinoidsBlood CellsRole of Retinoids in Normal Hematopoiesis and the Immune SystemRetinoids and Acute Myeloid LeukemiaVisionRetinoid Isomerization Reactions in the Visual SystemReproductionVitamin A Functions in the Reproductive OrgansIntake and Cancer IncidenceVitamin A and Cancer: Epidemiological Evidence in HumansDeficiency and ToxicityVitamin A Deficiency: Its Epidemiology and Relation to Child Mortality and MorbidityTeratogenicity of Vitamin A and RetinoidsRequirementsDietary Vitamin A Requirements