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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

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

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.
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The tocopherol contents of ground and tree nuts were significantly affected during storage period of 12 weeks.
Mixed tocopherols are more expensive to produce than alpha-tocopherol, and some products labeled as vitamin E "with mixed tocopherols" contain only token amounts of mixed tocopherols.
It would be advantageous to utilize the reduced palmitate trait for soybean cultivar development if the goal of the breeding program was to maximize the tocopherol content of the oil.
This investigation was undertaken to obtain information about the chemical composition and oxidative stability of safflower seed oil of four of the potentially most useful varieties of safflowers that can be cultivated in Iran and to determine the oil composition in terms of fatty acid, tocopherol and sterol contents and to evaluate oil composition-oxidative stability relationship.
Based on the results of this study we hereby propose that alpha tocopherol alone and in combination with ascorbic acid is useful in preventing the stress induced derangements in MDA/SOD balance and thus confer protection against the oxidative stress.
The animals were treated with 30 ml of Lenovo I.U (a) (Levofloxacin 20 mg/ml and Alpha tocopherol 5mg/ml) infused intrauterine for three consecutive days.
(10) Antioxidant effects of alpha-, gamma-, and succinate tocopherols were also found to have antioxidant effects in guinea pig retina during ischemia-reperfusion injury.
The tocopherols were quantified using the external standard method of [delta]-tocopherol, ([beta]+[gamma])-tocopherol and a tocopherol (Sigma, USA), according to Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL, 2005).
There are eight natural congeners of Vitamin E--four tocopherols and four tocotrienols, all of which show different biological properties that may be relevant for neuroprotection.