Metabolism of fat-soluble vitamins

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R-HSA-6806667
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Homo sapiens
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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are classified as fat-soluble. Metabolic pathways by which dietary precursors of vitamins A (Harrison 2005) and K (Shearer et al. 2012) are converted to active forms are annotated here. The conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol is converted to active vitamin D (Dusso et al. 2005) is annotated as part of metabolism of steroids. (Vitamin E (tocopherol) is available in active form from the diet.)

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
22516726 Vitamin K nutrition, metabolism, and requirements: current concepts and future research Adv Nutr 2012
15951480 Vitamin D Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2005
16011460 Mechanisms of digestion and absorption of dietary vitamin A Annu Rev Nutr 2005
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