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  • n. Any of a class of unsaturated derivatives of tocopherols that have three double bonds in the side chain


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  • • Limited studies of the tocotrienol forms of vitamin E have indicated they may also offer some protection against prostate cancer.

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  • Two new studies suggest strong neurological benefits linked to an alternative form of vitamin E. Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus say natural vitamin E tocotrienol (TCT), which is commonly found in palm oil, can significantly protect against stroke and other neurological damage.

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  • The blood samples from the subjects, who were dementia-free at baseline, were analyzed to determine plasma levels of vitamin E (alpha -, beta -, gamma, and delta-tocopherol; alpha -, beta -, gamma -, and delta-tocotrienol).

  • In mouse brain cells, scientists found tocotrienol, a natural form of vitamin E, that stopped the enzyme from releasing fatty acids that eventually kill neurons (brain cells).

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  • Latest study reveals that gamma-tocotrienol is effective in targeting prostate cancer stem cells, offering a potential means to prevent cancer growth and - Articles related to Length of biological marker linked to cancer

  • Combined treatment with subeffective doses of erlotinib (0.25 uM) or gefitinib (0.5 uM) with subeffective doses of gamma-tocotrienol

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  • Combined treatment of gamma-tocotrienol with erlotinib or gefitinib also cause a large decrease in ErbB3, ErbB4, and to a lesser extent ErbB2 receptor levels, and EGF-dependent ErbB2-4 tyrosine phosphorylation (activation), but had no effect on ErbB1 receptor levels or activation.

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  • It was hypothesized that targeting multiple ErbB receptor subtypes with combined treatment of gamma-tocotrienol and ErbB receptor inhibitors would provide greater anticancer effects than monotherapy targeting only a single ErbB receptor subtype.

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  • Combination treatment of gamma-tocotrienol with specific ErbB receptor inhibitors is more effective in reducing mammary tumor cell growth and viability than high dose monotherapy, suggesting that targeting multiple ErbB receptors with combination therapy may significantly improve the therapeutic response in breast cancer patients.

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  • Treatment with 3.5 uM gamma-tocotrienol, 0.5 uM erlotinib or 1.0 uM gefitinib alone, significantly inhibited +SA tumor cell growth.

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