Chapter 23. Carotenoids and Vitamin A

  1. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Knasmüller2,
  2. Dr. David M. DeMarini3,
  3. Prof. Ian Johnson4 and
  4. Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser5,6
  1. M. Cristina Polidori and
  2. Wilhelm Stahl

Published Online: 16 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch23

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

How to Cite

Polidori, M. C. and Stahl, W. (2009) Carotenoids and Vitamin A, in Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors (eds S. Knasmüller, D. M. DeMarini, I. Johnson and C. Gerhäuser), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090 Vienna, Austria

  2. 3

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA

  3. 4

    Institute of Food Research, Intestinal Biology and Health Programme, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK

  4. 5

    German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 6

    German Cancer Research Center, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, PO Box 101007, 40001 Düsseldorf, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320585

Online ISBN: 9783527626588

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Keywords:

  • β-carotene;
  • carcinogenesis;
  • gap junctional communication;
  • lycopene;
  • reactive oxygen species;
  • retinoic acid receptor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Carotenoids – Biochemical Properties

  • β-Carotene – Cancer Prevention

  • Lycopene – Cancer Prevention

  • Other Carotenoids – Cancer Prevention

  • Retinoids – Biological Properties

  • Retinoids – Cancer Prevention

  • References