Vitamin E

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R-HSA-8877627
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Homo sapiens
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Vitamins A, D, E and K are lipophilic compounds, the so-called fat-soluble vitamins. Because of their lipophilicity, fat-soluble vitamins are solubilised and transported by intracellular carrier proteins to exert their actions. Alpha-tocopherol, the main form of vitamin E found in the body, is transported by alpha-tocopherol transfer protein (TTPA) in hepatic cells (Kono & Arai 2015, Schmolz et al. 2016).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
25262571 Intracellular transport of fat-soluble vitamins A and E

Kono, N, Arai, H

Traffic 2015
26981194 Complexity of vitamin E metabolism

Schmölz, L, Birringer, M, Lorkowski, S, Wallert, M

World J Biol Chem 2016
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