The role of vitamin E in atherogenesis: linking the chemical, biological and clinical aspects of the disease

Jiri NeuzilAnatol Kontush


Atherosclerosis is a disease involving both oxidative modifications and disbalance of the immune system. Vitamin E, an endogenous redox-active component of circulating lipoproteins and (sub)cellular membranes whose levels can be manipulated by supplementation, has been shown to play a role in the initiation and progression of the disease. Recent data reveal that the activities of vitamin E go beyond its redox function. Moreover, it has been shown that vitamin E can exacerbate certain processes associated with atherogenesis. In this essay we review the role of biology of atherosclerosis, and suggest that these two facets decide the clinical manifestation and outcome of the disease.


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