Determination of Vitamin E Concentration in Blood Serum

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Block C5 - Aging and Elderly


Biochemistry
Office:6th floor, Radiopoetro
Work-plan:None.
Pre-test:3-6 questions, short-answer.
Post-test:Sometimes. Oral only.
Lab Report:
  • Introduction
  • Reagents/Equipment
  • Procedure
  • Result
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References


Questions[edit]

Batch 2011 Pretest[edit]

  1. Why is Vitamin E concentration lower in babies compared to adults? Babies cannot absorb lipids as well as adults.
  2. The head of Vitamin E is composed of an aromatic ring structure and is the site of antioxidant action.
  3. The tail of Vitamin E serves to anchor the vitamin in lipid membranes.
  4. Which problems can Vitamin E deficiency cause? Ataxia, lack of reflexes, and paralysis of the eye.
  5. Name two antioxidants. Peroxidase and catalase.
  6. In animals, what deficiency can Vitamin E deficiency cause? Reproductive.