Keto-carotenoids are the major metabolites of dietary lutein and fucoxanthin in mouse tissues.


Fucoxanthin, a xanthophyll present in brown algae consumed in Eastern Asia, can suppress carcinogenesis and obesity in rodents. We investigated the metabolism, tissue distribution, and depletion of fucoxanthin in ICR mice by comparison with those of lutein. The experiments comprised 14-d dietary supplementation with lutein esters or fucoxanthin, followed by… (More)
DOI: 10.3945/jn.110.126466


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