Vitamin A: Concentration in the Rat Liver Golgi Apparatus

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Science  03 Sep 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 4000, pp. 939-941
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.4000.939


Vitamin A compounds (principally as retinyl esters) are concentrated in Golgi apparatus fractions from rat liver. The amounts vary with the vitamin A status of the liver and show an inverse relation to the concentration of ubiubinone. The results suggest a specific role of the Golgi apparatus in the mobilization or action, or both, of vitamin A compounds.