The role of metabolism in the antioxidant function of vitamin E.

@article{Liebler1993TheRO,
  title={The role of metabolism in the antioxidant function of vitamin E.},
  author={Daniel C. Liebler},
  journal={Critical reviews in toxicology},
  year={1993},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={147-69}
}
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), the principal chain-breaking antioxidant in biological membranes, prevents toxicant- and carcinogen-induced oxidative damage by trapping reactive oxyradicals. Although alpha-tocopherol antioxidant reactions appear to be not under direct metabolic control, alpha-tocopherol may function through redox cycles, which deliver reducing equivalents for antioxidant reactions and link antioxidant function to cellular metabolism. This review describes the antioxidant… CONTINUE READING

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