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The Effect of Dietary Protein on the Conversion of β-Carotene into Vitamin A in Rat


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1 Department of Chemistry, Panjabi University, Patiala, India
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar-125 001, India
     

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β-carotene constitutes a considerable source of vitamin A in most animal species. It has been observed that the utilisation of small doses of β-carotene in aqueous suspension as vitamin A deposits in liver and kidney were enhanced with the increase in dietary casein from 11 per cent to 40 per cent.
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B. S. Ahuja
Department of Chemistry, Panjabi University, Patiala, India
D. S. Wagle
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar-125 001, India

Abstract


β-carotene constitutes a considerable source of vitamin A in most animal species. It has been observed that the utilisation of small doses of β-carotene in aqueous suspension as vitamin A deposits in liver and kidney were enhanced with the increase in dietary casein from 11 per cent to 40 per cent.