Modulation of alpha-tropomyosin expression by alpha-tocopherol in rat vascular smooth muscle cells.

The effect of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) on gene expression in rat vascular smooth muscle cells was studied by the differential display technique. One gene out of about 1000 genes analyzed, identified as alpha-tropomyosin, showed an increased transcription level caused by alpha-tocopherol treatment. Northern and Western blot analysis revealed a time… CONTINUE READING