Vitamin E is a common compound used for tocopherols and tocotrienols (α, β, ϒ, δ); it is the component of many natural products of both plant and animal origin. Thanks to its powerful antioxidant capacity, vitamin E has been very successful in hip and knee arthroplasty, used to confer resistance to oxidation to irradiated UHMWPE. The positive results of these studies have made vitamin E an important object of research in the biomedical field, highlighting other important prop-erties, such as anti-bacterial,-inflammatory, and-cancer activities. In fact, there is an extensive literature dealing with vitamin E in different kinds of material processing, drug delivery, and development of surface coatings. Vitamin E is widely discussed in the literature, and it is possible to find many reviews that discuss the biological role of vitamin E and its applications in food packaging and cosmetics. However, to date, there is not a review that discusses the biomedical applications of vitamin E and that points to the methods used to detect it within a solid. This review specifically aims to compile research about new biomedical applications of vitamin E carried out in the last 20 years, with the intention of providing an overview of the methodologies used to combine it with implantable biomaterials, as well as to detect and characterize it within these materials.
Vitamin e: A review of its application and methods of detection when combined with implant biomaterials / Gamna, F.; Spriano, S.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - STAMPA. - 14:13(2021), p. 3691. [10.3390/ma14133691]
|Titolo:||Vitamin e: A review of its application and methods of detection when combined with implant biomaterials|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma14133691|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|