Astaxanthin dirhamnoside, a new astaxanthin derivative produced by a radio-tolerant bacterium, Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens

@article{Asker2009AstaxanthinDA,
  title={Astaxanthin dirhamnoside, a new astaxanthin derivative produced by a radio-tolerant bacterium, Sphingomonas astaxanthinifaciens},
  author={Dalal Asker and Sho-ichi Amano and Kaori Morita and Kazuya Tamura and Shohei Sakuda and Naoya Kikuchi and Kazuo Furihata and Hiroshi Matsufuji and Teruhiko Beppu and Kenji Ueda},
  journal={The Journal of Antibiotics},
  year={2009},
  volume={62},
  pages={397-399}
}
Astaxanthin (2) (Figure 1) is a red carotenoid renowned for a high antioxidant activity.1 Owing to the protective function as well as the profitable effect on organoleptic properties, the use of this carotenoid benefits consumer acceptance of commercial products. Currently, it is extensively used as feed additives for fish, lobsters and chickens. Astaxanthin is also used as a nutraceutical and medicinal ingredient against degenerative diseases, such as cancer, skin-related illness and heart… CONTINUE READING
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