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tocopherol

 [to-kof´er-ol]
an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E. In animals it is needed in the diet to ensure reproduction, but its role in humans is unclear.
alpha tocopherol a tocopherol isomer that is the most prevalent form of vitamin E occurring in the body and the form administered as a supplement. In nature, it usually occurs with β- and γ-tocopherols. The term is often used synonymously with vitamin E. See vitamin.

to·coph·er·ol (T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

/to·coph·er·ol/ (to-kof´er-ol) any of a series of structurally similar compounds, some of which have biological vitamin E activity.
α-tocopherol , alpha tocopherol the most prevalent form of vitamin E in the body and that administered as a supplement; often used synonymously with vitamin E. Also used as the acetate and acid succinate esters.

tocopherol

(tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.

tocopherol

See vitamin E.

tocopherol

Vitamin E, see there.

to·coph·er·ol

(T) (tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
1. A generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

One of the group of substances constituting vitamin E.

tocopherol

see VITAMIN E.

tocopherol

generic term for vitamin E and related compounds, e.g. alpha-tocopherol (wheat germ oil extract)

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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Seed yield, which was only measured in Population 2, had a higher heritability than tocopherol content.
A reassessment of tocopherol in chemistry, Biochem Biophys Res Common.
4) The only natural source of tocotrienols that fits this prerequisite is annatto, which is essentially tocopherol free and contains only the most potent delta- and gamma-tocotrienols (90% and 10%, respectively).
Autoxidation of lipids and antioxidation by alpha tocopherol and ubiquinol in aqueous dispersion of lipids.
Tocopherols and tocotrienols are both important antioxidants, and fit well inside cell membranes found throughout the human body, where they protect the 75 trillion cells from oxidation.
Vitamin E might be more effective for cancer prevention if it is administered in the form of mixed tocopherols (which contain all four isomers of vitamin E) than if alpha-tocopherol alone is used.
10) Antioxidant effects of alpha-, gamma-, and succinate tocopherols were also found to have antioxidant effects in guinea pig retina during ischemia-reperfusion injury.
This study demonstrates that seed color, seed size, origin and improvement status impact adzuki bean tocopherol concentrations.
Efficacy of fluoroqinolone in combination with alpha tocopherol to resolve nonspecific infection of reproductive tract of dairy animals.
1993) who used two-dimensional chromatography to determine that [alpha]-tocopherol was predominant in young corn, wheat, barley, and pea plants, whereas other tocopherols appeared as the plants aged.