Recent progress in structural studies of carotenoids in animals and plants.

  • Takashi Maoka
  • Published 2009 in Archives of biochemistry and biophysics


About 750 naturally occurring carotenoids had been reported as of 2004. Furthermore, annually, more than 20 new structures of carotenoids are reported. Improvements of analytical instruments such as NMR, MS, HPLC, etc., have made it possible to perform the structural elucidation of very minor carotenoids in nature. Interesting new structural carotenoids can… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/