Cloning of the bovine beta-carotene-15,15'-oxygenase and expression in gonadal tissues.

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Beta-carotene-15,15'-oxygenase (betaCO), found mainly in intestinal mucosa and liver, is the enzyme responsible for cleaving beta-carotene into retinal, which can be used or stored at these sites or carried by the bloodstream to different target cells within the body. We isolated the cDNA for bovine betaCO and demonstrated its expression in gonadal tissues… (More)

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@article{Morales2006CloningOT, title={Cloning of the bovine beta-carotene-15,15'-oxygenase and expression in gonadal tissues.}, author={Adriana Morales and Antonio Rosas and Adriana L. Gonzalez and Anaid Antarami{\'a}n and Alfredo Varela-Echavarr{\'i}a and Armando Shimada and Ofelia Mora}, journal={International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition}, year={2006}, volume={76 1}, pages={9-17} }