astaxanthin

Known as: (3S,3'S)-3,3'-Dihydroxy-beta,beta-carotene-4,4'-dione, 3,3'-dihydroxy-beta-carotene-4,4'-dione, Astaxanthine 
Carotenoid having a chemical structure similar to beta-carotene with hydroxyl groups at the number 3 and 3' carbon atoms and carbonyl (C=O) functions… (More)
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2011
Review
2011
Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid present in microalgae, fungi, complex plants, seafood, flamingos and quail. It is an… (More)
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Astaxanthin modulates immune response, inhibits cancer cell growth, reduces bacterial load and gastric inflammation… (More)
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Review
2006
Review
2006
The first use of microalgae by humans dates back 2000 years to the Chinese, who used Nostoc to survive during famine. However… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Astaxanthin is a natural antioxidant carotenoid that occurs in a wide variety of living organisms. We investigated, for the first… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The antioxidant activities of astaxanthin and related carotenoids have been measured by employing a newly developed fluorometric… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
As a result of high production costs, commercial products from microalgae must command high prices. Astaxanthin produced by… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Marine animals produce astaxanthin which is a carotenoid and antioxidant. In this study we determined the in vitro and ex vivo… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
A carotenoid biosynthesis gene cluster for the production of astaxanthin was isolated from the marine bacterium Agrobacterium… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
When the conjugated keto-carotenoids, either astaxanthin or canthaxanthin, are added to rat liver microsomes undergoing radical… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
The value of astaxanthin, a carotenoid pigment, in the treatment of oxidative injury is assessed. Astaxanthin protects the… (More)
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