Carotenoids and Vitamin a in Translational Medicine

Author:   Olaf Sommerburg (University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany) ,  Olaf Sommerburg (University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany) ,  Werner Siems (KortexMed Institute of Medical Education, Bad Harzburg, Germany) ,  Klaus Kraemer (Sight and Life, Basel, Switzerland)
Publisher:   CRC Press
ISBN:  

9781299709980


Pages:   431
Publication Date:   01 January 2013
Format:   Undefined
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Our Price $443.39 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Carotenoids and Vitamin a in Translational Medicine


Add your own review!

Overview

Vitamin A (retinol) is an essential dietary compound with myriad metabolic and regulatory functions. Deficiency can result in vision problems, compromised immune responses, and a host of other medical issues. More than 600 carotenoids have been identified in plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria, and around 50 carotenoids including ss-carotene can be converted into vitamin A. Carotenoids and Vitamin A in Translational Medicine reviews the medical use of carotenoids and vitamin A in cancer; diseases of the skin, eye, ear, and lung; and inflammatory bowel and metabolic diseases. It also discusses the analytics of carotenoids and the supply of carotenoids and vitamin A in developing countries. Serving a broad community of researchers and practitioners conducting basic and clinical analysis on carotenoids and vitamin A for medical purposes, the book evaluates basic research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials in the field. It updates information on the worldwide problem of vitamin A deficiency and discusses extensively the pros and cons of carotenoid supplementation in cancer. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the efforts made in the field of carotenoid research with respect to translational medicine and present the future outlook on carotenoids as new therapeutic agents. It is the editors intent through the contributions in this volume to expand this important discussion on therapeutic approaches using carotenoids and retinoids. In doing so, they hope to enhance the quality of research which brings safe, effective, and clinically proven medicines to patients.

Full Product Details

Author:   Olaf Sommerburg (University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany) ,  Olaf Sommerburg (University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany) ,  Werner Siems (KortexMed Institute of Medical Education, Bad Harzburg, Germany) ,  Klaus Kraemer (Sight and Life, Basel, Switzerland)
Publisher:   CRC Press
Imprint:   CRC Press
ISBN:  

9781299709980


ISBN 10:   1299709982
Pages:   431
Publication Date:   01 January 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Undefined
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Author Information

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List