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01.Glia and Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Disease
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03.New Developments in Blood Transfusion Research
04.Mast Cells: Roles, Interactions and Disorders
05.Molecular Mechanisms of Tobacco-Induced Diseases
06.Focus on Vitamin E Research
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Editors: Matthew Braunstein
Book Description:
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms. Each form has its own biological activity, which is the measure of potency or functional use in the body. Alpha-tocopherol (-tocopherol) is the name of the most active form of vitamin E in humans. It is also a powerful biological antioxidant. Vitamin E in supplements is usually sold as alpha-tocopheryl acetate, a form that protects its ability to function as an antioxidant. The synthetic form is labeled “D, L” while the natural form is labeled “D”. The synthetic form is only half as active as the natural form. Antioxidants such as vitamin E act to protect the cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of energy metabolism. Free radicals can damage cells and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Studies are underway to determine whether vitamin E, through its ability to limit production of free radicals, might help prevent or delay the development of those chronic diseases. Vitamin E has also been shown to play a role in immune function, in DNA repair and other metabolic processes. This new book presents leading research on this important topic.

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1. Cellular Protection by Natural Antioxidants in Cultured Human Skin Cells; pp. 1-17
(N. Smit et al., Leiden University Medical Center, Denmark)

2. Antioxidant and Related Beneficial Effects of Tocotrienol; pp. 19-46
(Strayo De et al., Bahbha Atomic Research Centre, India)

3. The Effects of Cigarette Smoking on the Human Plasma Tocopherols Levels; pp. 47-66
(Andrzej Sobczak and Dariusz Go³ka, Medical University of Silesia, Poland)

4. Biochemical Potential of Vitamin E; pp. 67-84
(Anjali Rao and Madhukar Mallya H., Kasturba Medical College, India)

5. Vitamin E in the Context of HIV Disease: Current Knowledge and Perspectives; pp. 85-112
(Giovana Lótici Baggio and Celso Spada, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

6. Vitamin E and Liver Diseases; pp. 113-127
(Satoru Kakizaki et al., Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

7. Vitamin E as Treatment for Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Is it Time to Perform Large Clinical Trials?; pp. 129-139
(Sirio Fiorino et al., University of Bologna, Italy)

8. Analytical Methodologies for Vitamin E Analysis; pp. 141-180 (Miguel A.R. Delgado and Javier H. Borges, University of La Laguna, Spain)

9. Vitamin E and Adhesion Molecules: Implications for Atherosclerosis; pp. 181-195
(Andre G. Theriault, University of Hawaii, USA);


   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-971-0
   Status: AV
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