Vitamin E


  • Gerald Litwack, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.
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Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.


Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373592-8

Table of Contents

Vitamin EStructure and Function of Alpha Tocopherol Transfer Protein: Implications for Vitamin E Metabolism and AVEDThe Alpha Tocopherol Transfer ProteinMolecular associations of vitamin EStudies in Vitamin E: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Tocopherol QuinonesVitamin E and NF-kB Activation: A ReviewSynthesis of Vitamin ETocotrienols: The Emerging Face of Natural Vitamin EVitamin E Biotransformations in HumansAlpha-Tocopherol StereoisomersAddition Products of Alpha -Tocopherol with Lipid-Derived Free RadicalsVitamin E and ApoptosisVitamin E During Pre- and Postnatal PeriodsAlpha-Tocopherol: a Multifaceted Molecule in PlantsVitamin E and Mast CellsTocotrienols in CardioprotectionVitamin E and CancerVitamin E Analogs and Immune Response in Cancer TreatmentThe Roles of Alpha -Vitamin E and Its Analogs in Prostate CancerVitamin E, Inflammation and AtherosclerosisVitamin E in Chronic Liver Diseases and Liver Fibrosis