Vitamin A Acid and Hypervitaminosis A

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ALTHOUGH vitamin A acid plays no part in the visual cycle1, it is active in the systemic functions of vitamin A in that it maintains normal growth and skin appearance1,2. With Prof. R. A. Morton, we have found (unpublished work) that vitamin A acid also prevents the rise of ubiquinone concentration in rat liver, a characteristic effect of vitamin A deficiency3.

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THOMPSON, J., PITT, G. Vitamin A Acid and Hypervitaminosis A. Nature 188, 672–673 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188672b0

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