Special Issue "Vitamin E"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
The purpose of this Special Issue of Antioxidants is to present recent investigations on the role of vitamin E as antioxidant in health promotion or disease prevention, as well as results on non-antioxidant activities of vitamin E. It is also important to show recent developments for vitamin E in structural characterization of bioactive, endogenous metabolites, and the use of vitamin E in industry.
Vitamin E was first described in 1922 as a necessary dietary factor for reproduction in rats. In contrast to most other vitamins showing a cofactor function or a unique molecular role, such a specific vitamin E function, has not yet been shown. Vitamin E is an important lipophilic antioxidant, protecting, e.g., long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes. In food, there are four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. In contrast, the most important compound in vivo is α-tocopherol. The hepatic α-tocopherol transfer protein is one reason for this discrimination. Another explanation is the preferential metabolism of non-α-tocopherol congeners by ω-hydroxylation and β-oxidation. Recent investigations showed interesting biological activities of long-chain metabolites (e.g., α-13’-carboxychromal) of vitamin E.
Therefore, you are invited to submit original research papers or review articles, focused on all issues related to vitamin E.
Prof. Dr. Volker Böhm
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Vitamin E
- Absorption, metabolism and bioavailability
- Antioxidant mechanisms
- Non-antioxidant activities
- Health and disease
- Industrial uses
- Functional properties
- Extraction and chemical characterization of metabolites