Vitamin E metabolism

Jason Wu, Kevin Croft

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The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of vitamin E metabolism. The topics covered include: major classes of vitamin E metabolites; their production pathways and route of excretion; possible biological activities of vitamin E metabolites; and use of vitamin E metabolites as markers of oxidant generation. Recent investigations into vitamin E metabolism have also highlighted important new areas of research, such as the potential for high dose vitamin E supplementation to interfere with drug metabolism, as well as alternative methods to alter vitamin E bioavailability in vivo. These issues will also be discussed in the review. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-452
JournalMolecular Aspects of Medicine
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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