alpha-tocopherol

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α-to·coph·er·ol (α-T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
One of several forms of vitamin E. A light yellow, viscous, odorless, oily liquid that deteriorates on exposure to light, is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the α-tocopherols, and is an antioxidant retarding rancidity by interfering with the autoxidation of fats.
Synonym(s): vitamin E (1)

alpha-tocopherol

(ăl′fə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
An alcohol, C29H50O2, that is one of the components of vitamin E and is present in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds or produced synthetically. It is the predominant form of vitamin E in the human body and in supplements.

alpha-tocopherol

See vitamin E.

α-to·coph·er·ol

(tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
One of several forms of vitamin E. A light yellow, viscous, odorless, oily liquid that deteriorates on exposure to light, is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis; an antioxidant retarding rancidity by interfering with autoxidation of fats.
Synonym(s): vitamin E (1) .

alpha-tocopherol,

tocopherol

an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E.

α-tocopherol
vitamin E.
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As the literature supported the protective role of a-tocopherol, we employed it against CYP-induced ovarian toxicity in group C to imitate moderate ovarian damage.
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a-and d-tocopherol induce expression of hepatic a-tocopherol transfer-protein mRNA.
Comparison of a-tocopherol between groups revealed no significant difference (Tab.
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The levels of carotene a-tocopherol trace elements and fatty acid components were measured.
In recent studies on rats subjected to 24-h UUO followed by 2 h post-release period, it was observed that a-tocopherol as the most potent lipidsoluble antioxidant could prevent oxidative stress in the POK.
The results obtained with a-tocopherol in the similar series of tests are also specified.
It was clear that the DPNR serum extracts contained a-tocopherol and a, y, 5 molecule forms of tocotrienols.