Recent progress on carotenoid metabolism in animals

  title={Recent progress on carotenoid metabolism in animals},
  author={K. Schiedt and Stefan Bischof and Ernst Glinzb},
The influence of dietary astaxanthin, canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin on the carotenoid content and composition of the oil droplets in chicken retina was investigated. From a "racemic" astaxanthin mixture, the (3S13'S)-isomer was deposited almost selectively in the retina. Both oxidative and reductive metabolic pathways were followed by all three carotenoids. Astaxanthin, the main carotenoid in avian oil droplets, was obviously formed from both dietary zeaxanthin and canthaxanthin. Egg yolk… CONTINUE READING
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  • K. Schiedt
  • techn. thesis, University of Trondheim-NTH,
  • 1987

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