Lycopene and kidney; future potential application

Introduction Lycopene (C40H56), as a unsaturated red-pigmented linear carotenoid, has a molecular weight of 536.85 Da, and 11 conjugated and 2 non-conjugated double bonds; it is lipophilic and therefore more soluble in organic solvents (1-3). Lycopene is a lipid-soluble antioxidant and has been inversely associated with lipid peroxidation, comprising low… CONTINUE READING