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Tocopherols

"Tocopherols" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A collective name for a group of closely related lipids that contain substitutions on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus and a long hydrocarbon chain of isoprenoid units. They are antioxidants by virtue of the phenolic hydrogen. Tocopherols react with the most reactive form of oxygen and protect unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Tocopherols" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Tocopherols" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2008
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