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Vitamin E and Immune Functions

  • Adrianne Bendich
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 49)

Abstract

All circulating cells that are derived from the common hemopoietic stem cell precursor demonstrate membrane changes when vitamin E is absent from the diet. Red blood cells from vitamin E deficient animals and humans lyse in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, whereas red blood cells from vitamin E supplemented animals are not lysed. Platelets from vitamin E-deficient animals are more adhesive and produce more thromboxane than platelets from vitamin E-replete animals. Neutrophils from vitamin E-deficient animals have an increased level of peroxidized lipid in their membranes, produce more hydrogen peroxide, and have depressed Chemotaxis and phagocytosis.

Keywords

Sodium Selenite Dietary Vitamin Selenium Deficiency Deficient Animal Lymphocyte Proliferative Response 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
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  1. 1.Clinical NutritionHoffmann La Roche Inc.NutleyUSA

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