Learn More
The metabolism of beta-carotene has been studied in both rats and Rhesus monkeys, following the oral administration of [14C]beta-carotene in olive oil supplemented with 1 mg/mL alpha-tocopherol. In the rats, peak serum accumulation of [14C]retinol occurred 4 h after a single oral dose, but we were not able to detect [14C]beta-carotene in rat sera at any(More)
We have quantitatively analyzed human plasma for the following carotenoids: all-trans-lutein, all-trans-zeaxanthin, alpha-cryptoxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, the sum of all-trans-lycopene and its cis isomers, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. In addition, we have tentatively identified and quantified 13-cis-lutein and 13-cis-zeaxanthin in human plasma. The(More)
The absorption and distribution of [14C]-canthaxanthin and [14C]lycopene were studied in rats and in rhesus monkeys following the oral administration of [14C]canthaxanthin or [14C]lycopene in olive oil supplemented with 1 mg alpha-tocopherol/mL. For canthaxanthin and lycopene, peak accumulation of radioactivity in plasma occurred between 4 and 8 h in rats(More)
The amounts of zeaxanthin (Z) and lutein (L), the carotenoids constituting the primate macular pigment, were measured in the central retinas of monkeys (Saimiri sciureus and Macaca fascicularis). Two independent methods--reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and microdensitometry--were used for analysis of the same set of retinas. Most(More)
The major carotenoid pigments in the plasma and in a common, nonpurified diet of two species of monkeys (Macaca fascicularis and Saimiri sciureus) were measured. The xanthophylls, lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha-cryptoxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin, were the principal carotenoids in both the diet and the plasma. Lutein and zeaxanthin were abundant in the(More)
  • 1