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Immunology

A is for immunity

If a pregnant mouse lacks vitamin A, her offspring are born with smaller lymph nodes and have impaired immune responses as adults — a finding that adds immune development to this vitamin's list of key functions. See Letter p.123

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Figure 1: Vitamin A regulates innate and adaptive immune responses.

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Eberl, G. A is for immunity. Nature 508, 47–48 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13216

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