5. Vitamins C and E

  1. Andrew Salter2,
  2. Dr Helen Wiseman3 and
  3. Gregory Tucker2
  1. Dr David Gray PhD1,
  2. John Brameld2 and
  3. Gregory Tucker2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253649.ch5

Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients

How to Cite

Gray, D., Brameld, J. and Tucker, G. (2012) Vitamins C and E, in Phytonutrients (eds A. Salter, H. Wiseman and G. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253649.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Nutritional Sciences Division, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, UK

  2. 3

    Nutritional Sciences, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Food Sciences Division, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, UK

  2. 2

    Nutritional Sciences Division, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131513

Online ISBN: 9781118253649

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Keywords:

  • vitamins C and E, dietary antioxidants;
  • vitamin C, free radical reactions;
  • oxidant defence system;
  • L-galactose pathway, vitamin C biosynthesis;
  • genes, and Smirnoff–Wheeler L-galactose;
  • ascorbate, radical scavengers;
  • Vitamin C, endogenous ascorbate, three approaches;
  • tocochromanols, intracellular signalling;
  • vitamin E, gene expression regulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Vitamin C: structure and chemistry

  • Vitamin E: structure and chemistry