Tocopherol Content of Heart-muscle Preparations


THE possible role of vitamin E in respiratory enzyme systems has often been suggested; but supporting evidence of the actual presence of vitamin E in active enzyme preparations has not been published. We have now found appreciable amounts in heart sarcosomal (mitochondrial) fragments (Keilin and Hartree heart-muscle preparation).

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BOUMAN, J., SLATER, E. Tocopherol Content of Heart-muscle Preparations. Nature 177, 1181–1182 (1956).

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