Vitamin A (Retinol) Biochemistry
Vitamin A is a group of fat-soluble compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (notably beta-carotene).
Vitamin A is an antioxidant found in leafy greens, and it has a number of functions. These functions include growth and development, cell differentiation and immune maintenance, the formation of visual pigments, and the treatment of acne (isotretinoin) and measles. ATRA (all-trans retinoic acid), a form of vitamin A, is used to treat the APL, also known as acute promyelocytic leukemia (subtype of AML).
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