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Table 2 Effects of α-tocopherol on the concentration of tocols in canine plasma and platelets1

From: Tocotrienols-induced inhibition of platelet thrombus formation and platelet aggregation in stenosed canine coronary arteries

Treatments Total tocopherols (T)2 Total tocotrienols (T3)3 Total T + T3
α-Tocopherol (T)   Concentrations in μg/ml (ppm)
Plasma (Pre-dose)    
Total Tocols4 17.60 ± 0.32 a (86) 5 2.89 ± 0.05 a (14) 20.49 ± 0.26 a (100)
Plasma (Post-dose)    
Total Tocols 56.91 ± 0.18 b (97) 1.49 ± 0.03 b (3) 58.40 ± 1.65 b (100)
Platelets (Pre-dose)    
Total Tocols 10.05 ± 0.27 a (80) 2.84 ± 0.02 a (20) 12.89 ± 0.29 a (100)
Platelets (Post-dose)    
Total Tocols 42.22 ± 0.21 b (95) 2.33 ± 0.04 a (5) 44.55 ± 0.22 b (100)
  1. 1Data expressed as means ± SD, n = 3, 3, and 4 respectively, per treatment.
  2. 2Total tocopherols = Mixture of α-tocopherol + β-tocopherol + γ-tocopherol + δ-tocopherol (T).
  3. 3Total tocotrienols = Mixture of α-tocotrienol + β-tocotrienol + γ-tocotrienol + δ-tocotrienol (T3).
  4. 4Tocols = Mixture of α-, β-, γ-, and δ-tocopherols (T) + α-, β-, γ-, and δ-tocotrienols (T3).
  5. 5Percentages of control values are in parentheses.
  6. a-bValues in columns with a different superscript letter are significantly different at P < 0.05.