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Accession
GO:0035238
Name
vitamin A biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
vitamin A anabolism, vitamin A biosynthesis, vitamin A formation, vitamin A synthesis
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of any of the vitamin A compounds, retinol, retinal (retinaldehyde) and retinoic acid. Animals cannot synthesize vitamin A de novo, but form it through oxidative cleavage of carotenoids. Source: PMID:11158606
Comment
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History
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vitamin A biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  fat-soluble vitamin biosynthetic process (GO:0042362)
vitamin A biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  vitamin A metabolic process (GO:0006776)
vitamin A biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  diterpenoid biosynthetic process (GO:0016102)

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