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Keyword - Vitamin A (KW-0845)

Definition

Protein which interacts with any form of the fat-soluble vitamin A. There are three active forms of vitamin A: retinol, retinal (retinaldehyde) and retinoic acid, which are all derived from the plant beta-carotene (provitamin A). Vitamin A is essential to night vision and is also required for epithelium differentiation, bone development, reproduction and the immune response. Symptoms associated with a deficiency of vitamin A are night blindness, changes in the eyes, poor bone development, weak tooth enamel and dry skin.

Synonyms

  • Retinol

Category

Ligand

Gene Ontology

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GOi

retinal binding [ GO:0016918 ]

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LigandVitamin A
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