CHEBI:12777 - vitamin A

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ChEBI Name vitamin A
Definition Any member of a group of fat-soluble retinoids produced via metabolism of provitamin A carotenoids that exhibit biological activity against vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication.
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Biological Role(s): metabolite
Any intermediate or product resulting from metabolism. The term 'metabolite' subsumes the classes commonly known as primary and secondary metabolites.
fat-soluble vitamin (role)
Any vitamin that dissolves in fats and are stored in body tissues. Unlike the water-soluble vitamins, they are stored in the body for long periods of time and generally pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed in excess.
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Outgoing vitamin A (CHEBI:12777) has role fat-soluble vitamin (role) (CHEBI:24020)
vitamin A (CHEBI:12777) has role metabolite (CHEBI:25212)
vitamin A (CHEBI:12777) is a retinoid (CHEBI:26537)
Incoming all-trans-3,4-didehydroretinoic acid (CHEBI:133794) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
all-trans-3,4-didehydroretinol (CHEBI:132246) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
all-trans-retinal (CHEBI:17898) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
all-trans-retinoic acid (CHEBI:15367) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
all-trans-retinol (CHEBI:17336) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
all-trans-retinyl ester (CHEBI:63410) is a vitamin A (CHEBI:12777)
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vitamin A vitamer ChEBI
vitamin A vitamers ChEBI
vitamin-A ChEBI
vitamins A ChEBI
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04 August 2021