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What does A stand for?

A stands for Retinol (vitamin)

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But while the study uncovered an association between retinol supplementation and melanoma risk, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
There is a lot we know about the three active forms of vitamin A: retinaldehyde is required for rhodopsin formation and vision; retinoic acid is an important signalling molecule that acts to regulate the expression of numerous genes, several of which are involved in growth and differentiation; retinol as the precursor of both other forms, plays many roles including being vital to normal functioning of the immune system.
The relative instability of serum retinol (9), a biochemical marker of VA status, precludes its use in field research, although recent studies demonstrate stability of retinol in whole blood stored as dried blood spots (DBS) (10, 11).