The role of vitamin A in cancer

  • E. E. D. Mills


The differentiation and maintenance of epithelial tissues is a well-known function of vitamin A. The most dramatic expression of this is the antineoplastic effect. This biological activity of vitamin A is reviewed with regard to anticarcinogenesis,' the reversal of transformation and a possible role in cancer therapy. A brief account is given of vitamin A absorption and transport in the body and the importance of varying levels of cellular binding proteins in normal and malignant tissues.


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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135