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zeta Carotene

Known as: Carotene, zeta, zeta Carotene [Chemical/Ingredient], zeta-Carotene 
A carotenoid produced in most carotenogenic organisms. It is one of several sequentially synthesized molecules that are precursors to BETA CAROTENE.
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Review
2009
Review
2009
  • G. Sandmann
  • Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
  • 2009
  • Corpus ID: 40860351
In a series of desaturation reactions, the trienoic structures of phytoene and diapophytoene are extended to a maximum of 15 or… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
In many organisms, various enzymes mediate site-specific carotenoid cleavage to generate biologically active apocarotenoids… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects over 250 million people worldwide and is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), phytoene synthase-1 (PSY-1) is the key biosynthetic enzyme responsible for the synthesis of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
ABSTRACT Astaxanthin is a high-value carotenoid which is used as a pigmentation source in fish aquaculture. Additionally, a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
The endosperm of Golden Rice (Oryza sativa) is yellow due to the accumulation of β-carotene (provitamin A) and xanthophylls. The… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The relationship between carotenoid accumulation and the expression of carotenoid biosynthetic genes during fruit maturation was… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Carotene desaturation, an essential step in the biosynthesis of coloured carotenoids, has received much attention (1) as a target… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Carotenoids are essential photoprotective and antioxidant pigments synthesized by all photosynthetic organisms. Most carotenoid… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
The most important function of carotenoid pigments, especially beta-carotene in higher plants, is to protect organisms against… Expand
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