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Lutein

Known as: 4-[18-(4-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]-3,5,5-trimethyl-cyclohex-3-en-1-ol, Adaptinol, (3R,3'R,6'R)-beta,epsilon-Carotene-3,3'-diol 
Lutein (LOO-teen) is a oxygenated carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits. lutein is found in the macula of the eye, where it is believed to act as… 
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
IMPORTANCE Oral supplementation with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation (antioxidant vitamins C and E, beta… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The major light-harvesting complex of photosystem II (LHC-II) serves as the principal solar energy collector in the… 
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The role of the xanthophyll cycle in regulating the energy flow to the PS II reaction centers and therefore in photoprotection… 
Review
2003
Review
2003
The macular region of the primate retina is yellow in color due to the presence of the macular pigment, composed of two dietary… 
Review
2001
Review
2001
The predominant carotenoids of the macular pigment are lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. The regular distribution pattern… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that eating green leafy vegetables, which are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, may decrease the… 
Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The distribution of macular pigment stereoisomers in the human retina has been mapped and a pathway to account for the presence…