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Table 3 Effects of α-tocotrienol 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-Tocotrienol (T3)   Concentrations in μg/ml (ppm)
Plasma (Pre-dose)    
Total Tocols4 10.10 ± 0.82 a (92) 5 0.90 ± 0.03 a (8) 11.02 ± 0.81 a (100)
Plasma (Post-dose)    
Total Tocols 45.11 ± 2.19 b (94) 2.78 ± 0.13 b (6) 47.89 ± 2.17 b (100)
Platelets (Pre-dose)    
Total Tocols 5.12 ± 1.24 a (83) 1.02 ± 0.03 a (7) 6.14 ± 1.22 a (100)
Platelets (Post-dose)    
Total Tocols 28.16 ± 1.54 b (96) 1.28 ± 0.04 a (4) 29.44 ± 1.52 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.