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Accession
GO:0042360
Name
vitamin E metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
tocopherol metabolic process, tocopherol metabolism, vitamin E metabolism, alpha-tocopherol metabolic process, alpha-tocopherol metabolism
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving vitamin E, tocopherol, which includes a series of eight structurally similar compounds. Alpha-tocopherol is the most active form in humans and is a powerful biological antioxidant. Source: ISBN:0198506732, GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0042360 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of vitamin E metabolic process (GO:0042360)
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vitamin E metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  fat-soluble vitamin metabolic process (GO:0006775)
vitamin E metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organic cyclic compound metabolic process (GO:1901360)
vitamin E metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  heterocycle metabolic process (GO:0046483)
vitamin E metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organic hydroxy compound metabolic process (GO:1901615)
Children of vitamin E metabolic process (GO:0042360)
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vitamin E biosynthetic process (GO:0010189) [is_a relation] is_a  vitamin E metabolic process
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