The role of alpha-tocopherol in preventing disease: from epidemiology to molecular events.

@article{Azzi2003TheRO,
  title={The role of alpha-tocopherol in preventing disease: from epidemiology to molecular events.},
  author={Angelo Azzi and Ren{\'e} Gysin and Petra Bukovac Kempna and Roberta Ricciarelli and Luis Villacorta and Theresa Visarius and J-M Zingg},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={325-36}
}
The function of vitamin E has been attributed to its capacity to protect the organism against the attack of free radicals by acting as a lipid based radical chain breaking molecule. More recently, alternative non-antioxidant functions of vitamin E have been proposed and in particular that of a "gene regulator". Effects of vitamin E have been observed at the level of mRNA or protein and could be consequent to regulation of gene transcription, mRNA stability, protein translation, protein… CONTINUE READING

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