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Vitamin E as an antioxidant

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      International Journal of Molecular Biotechnology

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2022

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Eight naturally occurring lipophilic molecules make up vitamin E, including four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, which vary in side chain saturation and chromanol head methylation. The most well-known use of vitamin E is as an antioxidant, which stops the self-reinforcing cycle of lipid peroxidation. Since only -tocopherol reverses vitamin E deficiency and no other vitamin E forms are interconverted to -tocopherol in humans, dietary requirements for vitamin E are currently restricted to this form, although -tocopherol and -tocopherol are the most abundant vitamin E forms in the diet and in vivo.

    The body favor -tocopherol as its distinct form of vitamin E while all naturally occurring vitamin E forms and those of synthesized all-rac-tocopherol have comparatively equal antioxidant properties We put up the theory that -tocopherol's function as a powerful lipid-soluble antioxidant account for all observations made about its in vivo mechanism of action. Maintaining the integrity of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes and preserving their bioactivity is crucial for this function. This means that changes in their quantities or their loss owing to oxidation are the main biological events to which cells respond. These bioactive lipids are significant signaling molecules. The oxidative stress of the cell or tissue in question appears to be more important than the many signaling pathways that have been suggested by others to be regulated by -tocopherol. Furthermore, it doesn't appear likely that -tocopherol alone is in charge of these pathways as a variety of other antioxidants and oxidative stressors might affect how they react.


    * Vitamin E
    * Antioxidants
    * Bioactivity
    * Lipid-soluble antioxidant
    * Bioactive lipids

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