The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Vitamin K in Aging

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Zainab Nazar Hasan Anber


        Vitamin K is a fundamental enzymatic co-factor implicated in the carboxylation of several vitamin K dependent proteins involved in the pathogenesis of certain age – related diseases. Inflammation is realized as an important factor in such diseases. Vitamin K is recognized to play an anti-inflammatory behavior that is distinct of its action as an enzymatic co- factor by suppressing many signaling pathways mainly the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signal transduction pathway. As well as to play a role as an antioxidant versus the generation of reactive oxidative species (ROS). The purpose of this review is to focus on the protective function of vitamin K as an anti-inflammatory agent in these age- associated diseases. And the importance of vitamin K complement as a protective nutrient in aging.

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ANBER, Zainab Nazar Hasan. The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Vitamin K in Aging. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Science, [S.l.], v. 34, n. 2, p. 1-8, apr. 2021. ISSN 2521-3407. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 31 july 2021.