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John E. Smith

Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1970

Research Interests

  • Formation of the complex between retinol and retinol-binding protein in liver
  • Metabolism of retinol-binding protein
  • Effect of cancer preventive retinoids on vitamin A metabolism
  • Effects of iron status on vitamin A metabolism
  • Effect of vitamin B6 on blood pressure.


Smith, J.E., L.M. DeMoor, C.E. Handler, E.L. Green, and S.J. Ritter. The complex between retinol and retinol-binding protein is formed in the rough microsomes of liver following repeletion of vitamin A-depleted rats. Biochem. Biophys. Acta, 1380:10-20, 1998.

Ritter, S.J. and J.E. Smith. Retinol-binding protein secretion from the liver of N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) retinamide-treated rats. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1290:157-164, 1996.

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 100 Contemporary Nutrition Concerns
  • NUTR 445 Nutrient Metabolism I
  • NUTR 446 Nutrient Metabolism II
  • NUTRN 581 Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism of Proteins, Lipids & Carbohydrates