Vitamin E Deficiency
Published Online: 29 JAN 2003
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How to Cite
Meydani, M., Koga, T. and Ali, S. 2003. Vitamin E Deficiency. eLS. .
- Published Online: 29 JAN 2003
Vitamin E is essential for the integrity of cellular membranes and deficiency of it results in membrane lipid peroxidation, dysfunction and cell death. Nutritional vitamin E deficiency is rare in humans, but rare genetic defects lead to tissue deficiency despite normal intestinal absorption.
- vitamin E;
- fat malabsorption;
- tocopherol transport protein