Interaction of ascorbate and alpha-tocopherol.

@article{Niki1987InteractionOA,
  title={Interaction of ascorbate and alpha-tocopherol.},
  author={Etsuo Niki},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1987},
  volume={498},
  pages={
          186-99
        }
}
  • Etsuo Niki
  • Published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1987
Vitamins C and E function as water-soluble and lipid-soluble chain-breaking antioxidants, respectively, and protect lipids, proteins, and membranes from oxidative damage. Vitamin C scavenges oxygen radicals in the aqueous phase, whereas vitamin E scavenges oxygen radicals within the membranes. Vitamin C regenerates vitamin E by reducing vitamin E radicals formed when vitamin E scavenges the oxygen radicals. This interaction between vitamin C and vitamin E radicals can take place not only in… CONTINUE READING

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