Carotenoid-Protein Complexes

@article{Zagalsky1976CarotenoidProteinC,
  title={Carotenoid-Protein Complexes},
  author={P. F. Zagalsky},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  year={1976},
  volume={47},
  pages={103 - 120}
}
Abstract A survey of carotenoid-protein complexes is presented. Distinction is made between astaxanthin-proteins in which the absorption band of the carotenoid is unaltered in shape, and carotenoid-lipoglycoprotein complexes. The proposal by Buchwald and Jencks 79 that the carotenoid is twisted about the double bonds of the polyene chain, is discussed and sustained for astaxanthin-proteins. A mode of binding for the carotenoid in these complexes is proposed, involving hydrogen-bonding of keto… Expand

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