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Vitamin K2

Vital for Health and Wellbeing

This book serves as a comprehensive survey of the impact of vitamin K2 on cellular functions and organ systems, indicating that vitamin K2 plays an important role in the differentiation/preservation of various cell phenotypes and as a stimulator and/or mediator of interorgan cross talk. Vitamin K2 binds to the transcription factor SXR/PXR, thus acting like a hormone (very much in the same manner as vitamin A and vitamin D). Therefore, vitamin K2 affects a multitude of organ systems, and it is reckoned to be one positive factor in bringing about "longevity" to the human body, e.g., supporting the functions/health of different organ systems, as well as correcting the functioning or even "curing" ailments striking several organs in our body.
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Vitamin K2Vital for Health and WellbeingEdited by Jan Gordeladze

Published: March 22nd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/61430

ISBN: 978-953-51-3020-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3019-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4895-1

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

32264 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Vitamin K2

By Jan Oxholm Gordeladze


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2. Vitamin K, SXR, and GGCX

By Kotaro Azuma and Satoshi Inoue


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3. Vitamin K2 Rich Food Products

By Muhammad Yasin, Masood Sadiq Butt and Aurang Zeb


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4. Menaquinones, Bacteria, and Foods: Vitamin K2 in the Diet

By Barbara Walther and Magali Chollet


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5. The Impact of Vitamin K2 on Energy Metabolism

By Mona Møller, Serena Tonstad, Tone Bathen and Jan Oxholm Gordeladze


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6. Vitamin K2 and Bone Health

By Niels Erik Frandsen and Jan Oxholm Gordeladze


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7. Vitamin K2 and its Impact on Tooth Epigenetics

By Jan Oxholm Gordeladze, Maria A. Landin, Gaute Floer Johnsen, Håvard Jostein Haugen and Harald Osmundsen


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8. Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Vitamin K

By Stephen J. Hodges, Andrew A. Pitsillides, Lars M. Ytrebø and Robin Soper


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9. Vitamin K2: Implications for Cardiovascular Health in the Context of Plant-Based Diets, with Applications for Prostate Health

By Michael S. Donaldson


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10. Menaquinone‐4 Enhances Steroidogenesis in Testis Derived Tumor Cells Via the Elevation of cAMP Level

By Hsin‐Jung Ho, Hitoshi Shirakawa and Michio Komai


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11. Vitamin K2 Facilitating Inter-Organ Cross-Talk

By Jan O. Gordeladze, Håvard J. Haugen, Gaute Floer Johnsen and Mona Møller


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12. Vitamin K2 in Animal Health: An Overview

By Jayde O’Neil, Bethany Scarrott, Ragnhild Aven Svalheim, Jonathan Elliott and Stephen J. Hodges


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13. Medicinal Chemistry of Vitamin K Derivatives and Metabolites

By Shinya Fujii and Hiroyuki Kagechika


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14. From Protein Folding to Blood Coagulation: Menaquinone as a Metabolic Link between Bacteria and Mammals

By Brian M. Meehan and Jonathan Beckwith


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15. Vitamin K2 Biosynthesis: Drug Targets for New Antibacterials

By Michio Kurosu


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16. Toxicological and Pharmacological Effects of VKOR Inhibitors

By Yohei Miyamoto


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17. Enhanced Intracellular Delivery and Improved Antitumor Efficacy of Menaquinone-4

By Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Munechika Enjoji, Yoshiharu Karube and Jiro Takata


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