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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2007
2007
Carotenoids are a diverse group of pigments found in plants, fungi, and bacteria. They serve essential functions in plants and… (More)
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2007
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2007
In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), phytoene synthase-1 (PSY-1) is the key biosynthetic enzyme responsible for the synthesis of… (More)
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2003
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2003
Carotene desaturation, an essential step in the biosynthesis of coloured carotenoids, has received much attention (1) as a target… (More)
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1999
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1999
We have expressed in Escerichia coli the enzymes geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase and phytoene synthase, from the soil… (More)
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1999
1999
The zeta-carotene desaturase from Capsicum annuum (EC 1.14.99.-) was expressed in Escherichia coli, purified and characterized… (More)
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1997
1997
We have isolated, based on the knowledge of the complete genomic sequence of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, an… (More)
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1996
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1996
Plasma carotenoid responses were determined in 36 healthy men and women before and after being fed controlled diets with a… (More)
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1992
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1992
The cDNA of the gene pds from tomato, encoding the carotenoid biosynthesis enzyme phytoene desaturase, was cloned, and its… (More)
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1992
1992
In plants, zeta-carotene is the first visible carotenoid formed in the biosynthetic pathway through the following two-step… (More)
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1990
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1990
The most important function of carotenoid pigments, especially beta-carotene in higher plants, is to protect organisms against… (More)
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