ビタミンEの再生反応における量子論的効果  [in Japanese] Quantum effect in regeneration reaction of vitamin E  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

Recent studies on the kinetics of the regeneration reactions of vitamin E in solutions by means of stopped-flow spectroscopy confirmed that the quantum effect often plays an important role. Vitamin E may inhibit the autooxidation of lipids in cellular membranes by taking advantage of proton tunneling. It is interesting that the microscopic quantum-mechanical tunneling effect manifests itself in a macroscopic vital function. Although this finding is in conflict with our intuition at first glance, living cells might, in reality, know quantum mechanics very well and use them effectively.

Journal

  • VITAMINS

    VITAMINS 83(9), 521-527, 2009

    THE VITAMIN SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007387825
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00207833
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    REV
  • ISSN
    0006-386X
  • NDL Article ID
    10443814
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS8(科学技術--医学--解剖学・生理学・生化学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-36
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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