Vitamin E (Tocopherol/Tocotrienol)
Vitamin E refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins including tocopherol and tocotrienol, for which the exact biological function is poorly understood.
Vitamin E Excess has been found to alter the function of vitamin K, enhancing warfarin's anticoagulant effects.
Vitamin E Deficiency can cause neurological problems, specifically affecting the spinocerebellar tract and dorsal columns.
Vitamin E deficiency can also lead to acanthocytosis, describing red blood cells with a spiked cell membrane. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, so oxidative damage to red blood cells in the setting of deficiency may result in an hemolytic anemia.
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