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Photochem Photobiol. 1993 Aug;58(2):304-12.

Evidence for the photoprotective effects of vitamin E.

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Department of Biology, University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

Abstract

The antioxidant vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) may protect both animal and plant cell membranes from light-induced damage. The various biochemical and biophysical modes of protection are considered. An examination is made of the evidence that vitamin E plays an important prophylactic role against a number of serious light-induced diseases and conditions of the eye (cataractogenesis and retinal photodeterioration) and skin (erythrocyte photohemolysis, photoerythema, photoaging and photocarcinogenesis) that are mediated by photooxidative damage to cell membranes.

PMID:
8415922
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