CAROTENOPROTEINS IN INVERTEBRATES

@article{Cheesman1967CAROTENOPROTEINSII,
  title={CAROTENOPROTEINS IN INVERTEBRATES},
  author={D. F. Cheesman and W. Lee and P. F. Zagalsky},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={1967},
  volume={42}
}
True carotenoproteins are defined as complexes in which a carotenoid and a protein are in stoichiometric combination. Very few carotenoproteins have been purified, but their presence in extracts may often be presumed from spectroscopic evidence. Carotenoids have been found in stoichiometric association with simple proteins, lipoproteins and glycoproteins. Many lipoproteins also occur in which carotenoids form part of the lipid prosthetic group. Although the relationship between the carotenoid… Expand
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