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Retinol and its derivatives are soluble in nonpolar solvents, but not in water. However, retinol or retinyl esters can be made miscible in water with the use of detergents such as Tween 80™ (polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate). The resulting aqueous micellar suspension allows for the preparation of aqueous multivitamin supplements that are then useful for infants, small children, or persons unable to swallow a capsule. Studies of the absorption of vitamin A in this form, compared to the absorption of vitamins dissolved in an oil, have shown that this form of the vitamin is readily absorbed.
The cleavage enzymes are very unstable and are rapidly inactivated. Two enzymes are involved in central cleavage; the first, β-carotene-15,15′-dioxygenase, catalyzes the cleavage of the central double bond to yield two molecules of retinal. The second, retinal reductase, catalyzes the reduction of retinal to retinol. This reaction is shown in Figure 6. The conversion of β-carotene to Vitamin A is not 100% efficient; thus, 2 mol of retinol are not obtained from 1 mol of β-carotene. In order for the first enzyme to work, the β-carotene must be solubilized.
Sources Vitamin A and its carotene precursors are present in a variety of foods. Red meat, liver, whole milk, cheese, butter, and fortified margarine are but a few of the foods containing retinol. ), yellow fruits (peaches, apricots), and vegetable oils. E. Metabolism of Vitamin A 1. Absorption The availability of the vitamin depends largely on the form ingested and on the presence and activity of the system responsible for its uptake. Figure 5 schematically shows the route of retinol absorption.