Effects of carotenoid and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative stress and plumage coloration in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus).

@article{Giraudeau2013EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of carotenoid and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative stress and plumage coloration in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus).},
  author={Mathieu Giraudeau and Karen L. Sweazea and Michael W Butler and Kevin J. Mcgraw},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={406-13}
}
There has been much recent interest from both applied and basic scientists in the broad series of benefits that animals reap from acquiring high concentrations of dietary antioxidants, such as carotenoids and vitamins (e.g., vitamin E, or tocopherol). Most attention has been paid to separate effects of these compounds on, for example, coloration, health state, development, and vision, but because of possible interactions between these lipid-soluble molecules, we are in need of more studies that… CONTINUE READING
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