Carotenoids are effective inhibitors of in vitro hemolysis of human erythrocytes, as determined by a practical and optimized cellular antioxidant assay.

@article{Chist2014CarotenoidsAE,
  title={Carotenoids are effective inhibitors of in vitro hemolysis of human erythrocytes, as determined by a practical and optimized cellular antioxidant assay.},
  author={Renan Campos Chist{\'e} and Marisa Freitas and Adriana Zerlotti Mercadante and Eduarda Fernandes},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={
          H1841-7
        }
}
β-Carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, β-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene are liposoluble pigments widely distributed in vegetables and fruits and, after ingestion, these compounds are usually detected in human blood plasma. In this study, we evaluated their potential to inhibit hemolysis of human erythrocytes, as mediated by the toxicity of peroxyl radicals (ROO•). Thus, 2,2'-azobis (2-methylpropionamidine) dihydrochloride (AAPH) was used as ROO• generator and the hemolysis assay was carried out in… 

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