Chemical evidence for interactions between vitamins E and C
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- Lambelet, P., Saucy, F. & Löliger, J. Experientia (1985) 41: 1384. doi:10.1007/BF01949998
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Experimental proof is provided for interactions between radicals of vitamin E/vitamin C as generated by air-oxidized lipids (liquid fraction of subcutaneous chicken fat). Using ESR spectroscopy, hydrogen atom exchange is shown to take place between vitamin C and the radical of vitamin E. Sequential consumption of these two vitamins in oxidized lipid, first vitamin C then vitamin E, is demonstrated by means of differential pulse polarography. These results elucidate the in vitro radical scavenging functions attributed to vitamin E and vitamin C as well as their synergism in lipid antioxidation.