Differential distribution of tocopherols and tocotrienols in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissues.

@article{Horvath2006DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential distribution of tocopherols and tocotrienols in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissues.},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Horvath and Ludger A. Wessjohann and Joseph Bigirimana and Marcel Jansen and Yves Guisez and Roland Julien Caubergs and Nele Horemans},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1185-95}
}
Tocopherols and tocotrienols are vitamin E compounds, differing only in the saturation state of the isoprenoid side chain. Tocopherol biosynthesis, physiology and distribution have been studied in detail. Tocopherols have been found in many different plant species, and plant tissues. In contrast, comparatively little is known about the physiology and distribution of tocotrienols. These compounds appear to be considerably less widespread in the plant kingdom. In this study 80 different plant… CONTINUE READING