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Author Dakshinamurti, Krishnamurti

Title Vitamin-Binding Proteins : Functional Consequences
Published Hoboken : CRC Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Preface; Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1 -- Retinoic Acid: Metabolism, Developmental Functions, and Evolution; Chapter 2 -- Serum Retinol-Binding Protein, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance; Chapter 3 -- Retinoic Acid and Immunity; Chapter 4 -- Vitamin D3 Up-Regulated Protein 1 (VDUP1) and the Immune System; Chapter 5 -- Rapid Pre-Genomic Responses of Vitamin D; Chapter 6 -- The Role of Vitamin D in Infectious Processes; Chapter 7 -- Vitamin D, Vitamin D Binding Protein, and Cardiovascular Disease; Chapter 8 -- Vitamins E and C: Effects on Matrix Components in the Vascular System
Chapter 9 -- Vitamin K and Vascular CalcificationChapter 10 -- Therapeutic Effects of Pyridoxamine and Benfotiamine; Chapter 11 -- Multifaceted Therapeutic Potential of Vitamin B6; Chapter 12 -- Non-Prosthetic Group Functions of Biotin; Chapter 13 -- Mechanisms of Gene Transcriptional Regulation through Biotin and Biotin-Binding Proteins in Mammals; Chapter 14 -- Folate Receptor-Mediated Therapeutics: Folate Receptor-Mediated Particle Systems for Drug and Gene Delivery in Cancer Therapy; Chapter 15 -- Vitamin B12 Derivatives and Preferential Targeting of Tumors
Chapter 16 -- Ascorbic Acid: Binding Proteins and PathophysiologyBack Cover
Summary Diverse in chemical nature, water soluble and lipid soluble vitamins are essential micronutrients that react with specific protein entities and are transported to sites for participation in intracellular events, both at the genomic and non-genomic levels. Thus, metabolic pathways and intracellular signaling are influenced by vitamins or their derivatives through vitamin binding to specific proteins. Vitamin-Binding Proteins: Functional Consequences examines the function of various vitamins based on this binding, as well as their role as antioxidants, leading to effects on intracellular mechani
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Subject Carrier proteins.
Drug carriers (Pharmacy)
Proteins -- Synthesis.
Vitamins -- Receptors
Carrier proteins
Drug carriers (Pharmacy)
Proteins -- Synthesis
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439880203