Vitamin E: action, metabolism and perspectives

@article{Herrera2010VitaminEA,
  title={Vitamin E: action, metabolism and perspectives},
  author={Emilio Herrera and Coral Barbas},
  journal={Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={43-56}
}
Natural vitamin E includes four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. RRR-α-tocopherol is the most abundant form in nature and has the highest biological activity. Although vitamin E is the main lipid-soluble antioxidant in the body, not all its properties can be assigned to this action. As antioxidant, vitamin E acts in cell membranes where prevents the propagation of free radical reactions, although it has been also shown to have pro-oxidant activity. Non-radical oxidation products are formed by… Expand
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