Vitamin A, Volume 75

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Gerald Litwack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780127098753
eBook ISBN: 9780080475165
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th March 2007
Page Count: 432
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Table of Contents

RXR: From Partnership to Leadership in Metabolic Regulations The Intersection between the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) and Retinoic Acid Signaling Pathways Role of Retinoic Acid in the Differentiation of Embryonal Carcinoma and Embryonic Stem Cells Metabolism of retinol during mammalian placental and embryonic development Conversion of Beta-Carotene to Retinal Pigment Vitamin A-storing Cells (Stellate Cells) Use of Model – Based Compartmental Analysis to Study Vitamin A Kinetics and Metabolism Vitamin A Supplementation and Retinoic Acid Treatment in the Regulation of Antibody Responses in vivo Physiological Role of Retinyl Palmitate in the Skin Retinoic Acid and the Heart Tocotrienols in Cardioprotection Cytodifferentiation by Retinoids, a Novel Therapeutic Option in Oncology: Rational Combinations with other Therapeutic Agents Effects of Vitamins, Including Vitamin A, on HIV/AIDS Patients Vitamin A and Emphysema


Description

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

Readership

Endocrinologists, biochemists, researchers, professors, and graduate students studying the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors


Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080475165
Hardcover ISBN:
9780127098753

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

Gerald Litwack Editor-in-Chief

Following a liberal arts education with a major in chemistry and biology at Hobart College, Gerald (Gerry) Litwack earned M.S. and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as a Lecturer in Enzymology before starting a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. His first academic position was assistant professor of biochemistry at Rutgers University where he started his work on hormone action for six years. During this period, he did a sabbatical at the University of California, Berkeley, where he concentrated on rapid enzyme kinetics. In 1960 he accepted an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. In 1964, he was invited to be full professor of biochemistry at The Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple Medical School, simultaneously with a Career Development Award from the NIH, where he later was named Deputy Director of the Institute and the Laura H. Carnell Professor in biochemistry. Subsequently, he was given the Faculty Research Award. He co-discovered ligandin, later found to be in the family of glutathione S-transferases, enzymes that protect the body from carcinogens. In 1991, he moved to the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as Professor of Biochemistry, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Director of the Kimmel Cancer Research Institute. Later, he became chair of the combined Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and concurrently held the position of Vice Dean for Research. In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles and from 2004-2006 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine and, in this period, wrote “Human Biochemistry and Disease” a volume of 1254 pages. In 2007, he moved to Scranton,

Affiliations and Expertise

Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA