Vitamin E: function and metabolism

  title={Vitamin E: function and metabolism},
  author={R. Brigelius-Floh{\'e} and M. Traber},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  pages={1145 - 1155}
  • R. Brigelius-Flohé, M. Traber
  • Published 1999
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
  • Although vitamin E has been known as an essential nutrient for reproduction since 1922, we are far from understanding the mechanisms of its physiological functions. Vitamin E is the term for a group of tocopherols and tocotrienols, of which α‐tocopherol has the highest biological activity. Due to the potent antioxidant properties of tocopherols, the impact of α‐tocopherol in the prevention of chronic diseases believed to be associated with oxidative stress has often been studied, and beneficial… CONTINUE READING
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