10008377  α-Tocotrienol

(CAS 58864-81-6)




The four tocopherols (α, β, δ, and γ) and four tocotrienols (α, β, δ, and γ) are forms of vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant activity.1 Tocotrienols are found at high concentrations in palm oil and rice bran. Recent studies show tocotrienols may be more effective antioxidants than α-tocopherol, the most abundant form of vitamin E.2 Compared to other tocotrienols, α-tocotrienol exhibits the most potent neuroprotective actions in rat striatal neurons. At concentrations of 0.1-10 µM, α-tocotrienol significantly suppresses H2O2-induced cell death and provides protection against S-nitrocysteine-induced cell death and SIN-1 toxicity in a concentration dependent manner.2 HT4 cells, that are microinjected with 10−19 mol of α-tocotrienol into the cytosolic, are protected against glutamate-induced cell death by suppressing early activation of c-Src kinase and 12-lipoxygenase.3
1  Kamal-Eldin, A., and Appelqvist, L. The chemistry and antioxidant properties of tocopherols and tocotrienols. Lipids 31 671-701 (1996).
2  Osakada, F., Hashino, A., Kume, T., et al. α-Tocotrienol provides the most potent neuroprotection among vitamin E analogs on cultured striatal neurons. Neuropharmacology 47 904-915 (2004).
3  Khanna, S., Roy, S., Slivka, S., et al. Neuroprotective properties of the natural vitamin E α-tocotrienol. Stroke 36 2258-2264 (2005).

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