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Editors: Matthew H. Braunstein
Book Description:
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms. Each form has its own biological activity, which is the measure of potency or functional use in the body. Alpha-tocopherol (-tocopherol) is the name of the most active form of vitamin E in humans. It is also a powerful biological antioxidant. Vitamin E in supplements is usually sold as alpha-tocopheryl acetate, a form that protects its ability to function as an antioxidant. The synthetic form is labeled “D, L” while the natural form is labeled “D”. The synthetic form is only half as active as the natural form. Antioxidants such as vitamin E act to protect the cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of energy metabolism. Free radicals can damage cells and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Studies are underway to determine whether vitamin E, through its ability to limit production of free radicals, might help prevent or delay the development of those chronic diseases. Vitamin E has also been shown to play a role in immune function, in DNA repair and other metabolic processes. This new book presents leading research on this important topic.

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Chapter 1 - Recent Research on Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer (pp. 1-20)
Authors / Editors: Betty Jane Burri (University of California, Davis, CA , USA)

Chapter 2 - Vitamin E Analogs and Potentiaton of Cancer Therapy (pp. 21-38)
Authors / Editors: Marco Tomasetti, Renata Alleva, Xiu-Fang Wang and Jiri Neuzil (Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy)

Chapter 3 - Effects of Food Thermal Processing on Vitamin E Contents (pp. 39-67)
Authors / Editors: Susana Casal, Joana Amaral and Beatriz Oliveira (Serviço de Bromatologia, Portuga)

Chapter 4 - Effects of Physical Exercise with a Dietary Vitamins C and E Combination on Oxidative Stress in Muscle, Liver and Brain of Streptozotocin- Induced Diabetic Pregnant Rat (pp. 69-83)
Authors / Editors: Mustafa Nazıroğlu (Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey)

Chapter 5 - The Effect of Nutritional Habits on Maternal Neonatal Serum Concentrations of Ą-Tocopherol, Selenium and Lipids (pp. 85-99)
Authors / Editors: Kleopatra H. Schulpis, Kelly Michalakakou, Theodore Karakonstantakis, Aglaia Giannoulia-Karantana and Ioannis Papassotiriou (Children¡¦s Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 6 - Effects of Vitamin E (Ą-Tocopherol) and Vitamin E Analog (Trolox) on Whole Blood Clot Strength and Plasma Clotting Properties: An In Vitro Study (pp. 101-115)
Authors / Editors: Irina Bakaltcheva, Peter Hmel and Anne Marie O¡¦Sullivan (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

Chapter 7 - Protective Effect of Alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in Head and Neck Cancer Radiation-Induced Mucositis (pp. 117-133)
Authors / Editors: Paulo Renato Ferreira and Marta Pereira-Lima (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 8 - Vitamin E Prevents the Oxidized LDL-or UVA- Induced Activation of Signaling Pathways (pp. 135-150)
Authors / Editors: Cécile Mazière* and Jean-Claude Mazière (University of Picardie-Jules Verne, Amiens, France)

Chapter 9 - The Role of Vitamin E on Intracellular Signaling Pathways in Brain: Molecular Basis for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Processes (pp. 151-176)
Authors / Editors: Selma A. Serra, Gerard Ill-Raga, Mireia Coma, Francesc X. Guix and Francisco J. Muñoz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 10 - Vitamin E and Atherosclerosis: Animal and Human Trials (pp. 177-201)
Authors / Editors: Tillman Cyrus and Domenico Praticò (Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO , USA)

   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-970-2
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