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Vitamin E Deficiency in the Suckling Rat

Nature volume 142, page 799 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN a paper recently published1, I have shown that the characteristic defects in the offspring of vitamin E - deficient rats may be cured by administering to them concentrates of the vitamin. It seemed important to confirm that this curative action is due to vitamin E and not to some other constituent of the concentrates derived from natural sources. This I have now done by administering 2 milligrams of synthetic d-l-tocopherol (Roche) to the offspring of vitamin E - deficient rats.

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    , Biochem. J., 32, 1467, 1474 (1938).

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  1. Physiological Laboratories, The British Drug Houses Ltd. Graham Street, London, N.1.

    • M. M. O. BARRIE


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