Antiangiogenic and anticancer potential of unsaturated vitamin E (tocotrienol)

Teruo Miyazawa, Akira Shibata, Phumon Sookwong, Yuki Kawakami, Takahiro Eitsuka, Akira Asai, Shinichi Oikawa, Kiyotaka Nakagawa

研究成果: Review article査読

98 被引用数 (Scopus)


Several lines of evidence support the beneficial effect of tocotrienol (T3; an unsaturated vitamin E) on inhibition of tumor development. Many factors, including decrease in oxidative stress and modulation of cell signaling pathways in tumor and endothelial cells, have been implicated in such anticancer action of T3, while the in vivo potency and exact intracellular mechanisms for the anticancer properties of T3 remain not fully understood. We have hypothesized that the inhibitory effect of T3 on cancer may be attributable to the antiangiogenic activity of T3, and we found that T3 acts as a potent regulator of growth-factor-dependent signaling in endothelial cells and as an antiangiogenic agent minimizing tumor growth. In this work, we review the history and biological action (i.e., anticancer) of vitamin E and describe current research on the antiangiogenic effects of T3 and its mechanisms.

ジャーナルJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 内分泌学、糖尿病および代謝内科学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 栄養および糖尿病
  • 臨床生化学


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