New Developments in Carotenoids Research

Supplement—New Developments in Carotenoids Research
Guest Editors: Simin Nikbin Meydani and Robert M.  Russell

(full supplement is available through The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Table of Contents:

1161S A possible role for lutein and zeaxanthin in cognitive function in the elderly. EJ Johnson

1166S Vitamin A and retinoic acid in T cell–related immunity. AC Ross

1173 The role of lycopene and its derivatives in the regulation of transcription systems: implications for cancer prevention. Y Sharoni, K Linnewiel-Hermoni, G Zango, M Khanin, H Salman, A Veprik, M Danilenko, and J Levy

1179 b-Carotene and other carotenoids in protection from sunlight. W Stahl and H Sies

1185S Techniques for measuring vitamin A activity from b-carotene. G Tang

1189S The formation, occurrence, and function of b -apocarotenoids: b -carotene metabolites that may modulate nuclear receptor signaling  EH Harrison, C dela Sena, A Eroglu, and MK Fleshman

1193S The challenge to reach nutritional adequacy for vitamin A: b -carotene bioavailability and conversion—evidence in humans. MJ Haskell

1204 A global clinical view on vitamin A and carotenoids. A Sommer and KS Vyas

1207 Influence of the dietary carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin on visual performance: application to baseball. BR Hammond Jr and LM Fletcher

1214 Lycopene metabolism and its biological significance. X-D Wang

1223 The putative role of lutein and zeaxanthin as protective agents against age-related macular degeneration: promise of molecular genetics for guiding mechanistic and translational research in the field. JP SanGiovanni and M Neuringer

1234 Provitamin A metabolism and functions in mammalian biology. J von Lintig