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MassBank: a public repository for sharing mass spectral data for life sciences.
MassBank is the first public repository of mass spectra of small chemical compounds for life sciences (<3000 Da). The database contains 605 electron-ionization mass spectrometry (EI-MS), 137 fastExpand
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Symbiotic Bacterium Modifies Aphid Body Color
Turncoat Aphids Aphid color has consequences for the fate of the wearer: Coccinellid beetles prefer to eat red ones and parasitoid wasps attack green ones. What might happen if aphids could changeExpand
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Carotenoids in Marine Animals
  • T. Maoka
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Marine drugs
  • 22 February 2011
Marine animals contain various carotenoids that show structural diversity. These marine animals accumulate carotenoids from foods such as algae and other animals and modify them through metabolicExpand
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Anti‐pigmentary activity of fucoxanthin and its influence on skin mRNA expression of melanogenic molecules
Objectives  Carotenoids and retinoic acid derivatives are topically applied for sun‐protective and whitening purposes. Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid derived from edible sea algae, but its effect onExpand
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Thraustochytrid as a potential source of carotenoids
Thraustochytrids, marine protists whose dominant genera are Thraustochytrium and Schizochytrium, belong to the kingdom Chromista and are known as an industrial source of DHA. We describe here thatExpand
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Cancer chemopreventive activity of carotenoids in the fruits of red paprika Capsicum annuum L.
Capsanthin and related carotenoids isolated from the fruits of red paprika Capsicum annuum L. showed potent in vitro anti-tumor-promoting activity with inhibitory effects on Epstein-Barr virus earlyExpand
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Bioavailability of Astaxanthin in Haematococcus Algal Extract: The Effects of Timing of Diet and Smoking Habits
Astaxanthin is a caroteonid that possesses strong antioxidant activity. Recently, many studies on biological activity have been reported. In general, the absorption of carotenoids is affected greatlyExpand
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Myxoxanthophyll in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is myxol 2'-dimethyl-fucoside, (3R,2'S)-myxol 2'-(2,4-di-O-methyl-alpha-L-fucoside), not rhamnoside.
We identified the molecular structures of the carotenoids in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Myxoxanthophyll in this cyanobacterium was myxol 2'-dimethyl-fucoside, (3R,2'S)-myxolExpand
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Analysis of Carotenoid Composition in Petals of Calendula (Calendula officinalis L.)
Nineteen carotenoids were identified in extracts of petals of orange- and yellow-flowered cultivars of calendula (Calendula officinalis L.). Ten carotenoids were unique to orange-flowered cultivars.Expand
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Identification of the carotenoid modifying gene PALE YELLOW PETAL 1 as an essential factor in xanthophyll esterification and yellow flower pigmentation in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum).
Xanthophylls, the pigments responsible for yellow to red coloration, are naturally occurring carotenoid compounds in many colored tissues of plants. These pigments are esterified within theExpand
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