First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.
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Structure and Function of Alpha Tocopherol Transfer Protein: Implications for Vitamin E Metabolism and AVED
The Alpha Tocopherol Transfer Protein
Molecular associations of vitamin E
Studies in Vitamin E: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Tocopherol Quinones
Vitamin E and NF-kB Activation: A Review
Synthesis of Vitamin E
Tocotrienols: The Emerging Face of Natural Vitamin E
Vitamin E Biotransformations in Humans
Addition Products of Alpha -Tocopherol with Lipid-Derived Free Radicals
Vitamin E and Apoptosis
Vitamin E During Pre- and Postnatal Periods
Alpha-Tocopherol: a Multifaceted Molecule in Plants
Vitamin E and Mast Cells
Tocotrienols in Cardioprotection
Vitamin E and Cancer
Vitamin E Analogs and Immune Response in Cancer Treatment
The Roles of Alpha -Vitamin E and Its Analogs in Prostate Cancer
Vitamin E, Inflammation and Atherosclerosis
Vitamin E in Chronic Liver Diseases and Liver Fibrosis
Trained in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Litwack worked on enzymology and the effects of hormones on enzyme systems. Then he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. Dr. Litwack's first position was as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Rutgers University in 1954. Six years later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as associate professor and four years later went to the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, as full professor, eventually becoming Deputy Director of the Institute. In 1991, he accepted the Chair of Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University where he is also Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Associate Director for Basic Science in the Jefferson Cancer Center. Dr. Litwack's work has been in the area of mechanisms of steroid receptor action involving especially the glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors, immunophi.