gamma-tocopherol


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γ-to·coph·er·ol (γ-T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
A form biologically less active than α-γ-tocopherol.

gamma-tocopherol

(găm′ə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
An alcohol, C28H48O2, that is one of the components of vitamin E and is present in corn and soybean oils, nuts, and seeds.
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In other experiments alpha-tocopherol seems to lowers lung inflammation while gamma-tocopherol increases lung inflammation.
Comment: In previous research, supplementation with large doses of alpha-tocopherol decreased serum concentrations of gamma-tocopherol, apparently by increasing the metabolism of the latter.
Association between alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, selenium, and subsequent prostate cancer.
Seeds from Japan and China had a 10% greater delta-tocopherol concentration, while seeds from Korea had a 7% higher gamma-tocopherol concentration.
The results were "somewhat opposite" for plasma gamma-tocopherol levels at baseline.
Gamma-tocopherol on the other hand, functions in the scavenging of reactive nitrogen species, the resulting product being 5-Nitro-gamma-toeopherol.
For example, some studies suggest that the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E protects the prostate.
Heinerman, a research at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that gamma-tocopherol prevented nitrogen oxides from causing inflammation in the body, which alter cell's DNA.
"Although vitamin E (mainly mixed tocopherols--primarily gamma-tocopherol) is used as an antioxidant in the food industry, the body doesn't derive much benefit from it," says Flickinger.
In laboratory experiments, the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E destroyed cells taken from the brains of mice.