Over at PharmacoNutrition Reviewed, Baste discusses the counter-intuitive finding that tocopherol-deficient mice actually exhibit lower levels of superoxide radicals. Since it’s clear from the deficiency syndrome that vitamin E is essential for normal neurological function, these observations raise the possibility that tocopherol may play a physiologically relevant role unrelated to its antioxidant properties.
January 11, 2008
Vitamin E deficiency and superoxidePosted by ouroboros under Oxidation
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