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Vitamin K in health and disease.


Vitamin K in health and disease.

Suttie, J. W.

CRC Press


224 pages



Oxidative stress and disease; 26


Suttie (biochemistry, U. of Wisconsin, emeritus) describes the vitamin K-dependent carboxylase, the vitamin K-eposide reductase, a closely associated enzyme, and the identification and function other vitamin K-dependent proteins. He also reviews the current understanding about active forms of vitamin K, food sources, population intake, the impact of diet on the circulating levels of vitamin K, and potential markers for assessing vitamin K status. The public health chapter discusses hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, control of anticoagulant therapy, bone health, genetic disease, cardiovascular calcification, and matrix Gla protein. Recommended for chemistry and medical libraries.

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