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Synonyms for tocopherol

a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction

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The importance of considering gamma-tocopherol in human nutrition is underscored by reports that supplementation with alpha-tocopherol in doses of 200-1,200 IU per day decreased serum levels of gamma-tocopherol by accelerating its metabolism.
Walnuts stand out because they contain an unusually high level of the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E instead of the alpha-tocopherol form.
Seeds from Japan and China had a 10% greater delta-tocopherol concentration, while seeds from Korea had a 7% higher gamma-tocopherol concentration.
Gamma-tocopherol induces apoptosis in androgen-responsive LNCaP prostate cancer cells via caspase-dependent and independent mechanisms.
The levels of free and esterified phytosterols were slightly lower in the aqueous enzyme-extracted oil, but the levels of gamma-tocopherol were significantly higher.
And baseline plasma levels of various tocopherols (forms of vitamin E) modified prostate cancer risk: Within the vitamin E group, for example, higher levels of alpha-tocopherol were protective, whereas higher levels of gamma-tocopherol were deleterious.
32) This anti-aging feature is associated with its sparing action on the activity of vitamin E, and is correlated with a significant increase in the levels of both alpha-and gamma-tocopherol, as well as the total plasma tocopherol ratio with intake.
Another form of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol may be a useful additional treatment for asthma patients because of its antioxidant properties.
Serum alpha- and gamma-tocopherol concentrations and risk of advanced beta cell autoimmunity in children with HLA-conferred susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
For example, some studies suggest that the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E protects the prostate.
In addition, taking too much alphatocopherol depletes the body of other vitamin E isomers, particularly gamma-tocopherol.
Heinerman, a research at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that gamma-tocopherol prevented nitrogen oxides from causing inflammation in the body, which alter cell's DNA.
Also, gamma-tocopherol used to be viewed as having one tenth the vitamin-E activity of alpha-tocopherol.