Definition of Vitamin E

A natural fat-soluble antioxidant with potential chemopreventive activity. Also known as tocopherol, vitamin E ameliorates free-radical damage to biological membranes, protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) within membrane phospholipids and within circulating lipoproteins. Peroxyl radicals react 1000-fold faster with vitamin E than with PUFA. In the case of oxygen free radical-mediated tumorigenesis, vitamin E may be chemopreventive. (NCI04)

Vitamin E is from the group

Antioxidant
Fat-Soluble Vitamin

Other Names for Vitamin E

Vitamin E Compound
(+/-)-alpha-Tocopherol
2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)chroman-6-ol
3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
5,7,8-Trimethyltocol
E Vitamin
Tocopherol
Vitamin E
vitamin E

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