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BCO2 gene

Known as: BETA-CAROTENE DIOXYGENASE 2, BETA-CAROTENE 9-PRIME,10-PRIME MONOOXYGENASE, BETA-DIOX-II 
 
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
The critical role of retinoids (vitamin A and its derivatives) for vision, reproduction, and survival has been well established… Expand
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Significance Among mammals, only primates can accumulate high levels of xanthophyll carotenoids in their retinas. We discovered… Expand
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2014
2014
Obesity is associated with increased liver cancer risks and mortality. We recently showed that apo-10′-lycopenoic acid, a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Background: Mammalian genomes encode two carotenoid oxygenases, but their contributions to vitamin A homeostasis remain undefined… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
  • Patrick Borel
  • Molecular nutrition & food research
  • 2012
  • Corpus ID: 14834773
As shown in most clinical studies dedicated to carotenoids, there is a huge interindividual variability in absorption, and blood… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
In humans, varying amounts of absorbed β-carotene are oxidatively cleaved by the enzyme β,β-carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase 1… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Carotenoids and their metabolites are widespread and exert key biological functions in living organisms. In vertebrates, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Carotenoids are the precursors for vitamin A and are proposed to prevent oxidative damage to cells. Mammalian genomes encode a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Evidence from cell culture studies indicates that β-carotene-(BC)-derived apocarotenoid signaling molecules can modulate the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Yellow skin is an abundant phenotype among domestic chickens and is caused by a recessive allele (W*Y) that allows deposition of… Expand
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