Alpha-tocopherol: looking beyond an antioxidant

  title={Alpha-tocopherol: looking beyond an antioxidant},
  author={Kaya Nusret Engin},
  journal={Molecular Vision},
  pages={855 - 860}
Vitamin E is an important natural antioxidant, and its most common and biologically active form is alpha-tocopherol. In addition to this, specific regulatory effects of vitamin E have been revealing. The body exerts a certain effort to regulate its tissue levels with specific tocopherol transport proteins and membrane receptors. Antiproliferative and protein kinase C-suppressing effects of alpha-tocopherol have been previously demonstrated, which have not been mimicked by beta-tocopherol or… CONTINUE READING