The in vitro destruction of rumen fluid carotenoids by plant lipoxygenases.

@article{Larsen1993TheIV,
  title={The in vitro destruction of rumen fluid carotenoids by plant lipoxygenases.},
  author={Tom W. Larsen and Aijun Yang and Ron K. Tume},
  journal={Biochemistry and molecular biology international},
  year={1993},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={197-207}
}
An ability to destroy carotenoids in the rumen of cattle may be an effective method of limiting their absorption from the small intestine which, in turn, is likely to result in reduced adipose tissue colour. Plant lipoxygenases are well known for their ability to bleach beta-carotene. As lutein is the major carotenoid present in most forage grasses, we have investigated the bleaching of lutein as well as beta-carotene by lipoxygenase isolated from soybeans. In vitro studies, using micellar… CONTINUE READING