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Activity of ‘Vitamin A-Acid’ in the Rat

Nature volume 158, pages 622623 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation

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IT is a well-known fact that β-carotene is converted by mammals into vitamin A, which is stored in the liver. As vitamin A-acid is biologically active1, it seemed possible that this substance might also be converted into vitamin A. To investigate this question the following experiments were carried out.

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    Nature, 157, 190 (1946); 158, 60 (1946). Rec. Trav. Chim., 65, 338 (1946).

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  1. Laboratory of N. V. Organon, Oss, Holland. Aug. 23.

    • J. F. ARENS
    •  & D. A. VAN DORP

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