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Alpha-Carotene

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alpha-Carotene: α-Carotene is a form of carotene with a β-ionone ring at one end and an α-ionone ring at the opposite end. It is the second most common form of carotene.

  • also known as Carotene, alpha; CARTA; Alfa carotene

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Google previewSuper Immunity (2011)

The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman

Alpha-carotene itself does provide significant antioxidant benefit— but, more important, alpha-carotene is a marker of the thousands of additional compounds in green and orange vegetables, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics (2014)

by Eric C.R. Reeve

ALPHA-CAROTENE. BETA-CAROTENE. CRTI. y. fy.Y. D. LUTEIN. ZEAXANTHIN. Figure 1 Carotenoid biosynthetic pathway. Enzymes are in bold and arrows point from enzyme substrate to product. Compounds: GGPP, geranylgeranyl ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

who had the highest intakes of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, and folate.10 Nutritional Supplements Several key individual supplements are discussed below, but a combination of products ...

Google previewWomen's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2007)

Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness by Tori Hudson

Carotenes include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, gamma- carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, and lycopene. Studies have shown that beta- carotene deficiency in the cervical cells plays an etiologic role in the development of cervical ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

reported lower lung cancer risk with increased consumption of foods rich in lycopene, alpha-carotene, and a variety of carotenoids, but not specifically beta- carotene. Clinical trials have examined the effects of beta-carotene supplementation ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin. Many of these substances, such as beta-carotene, are used in the formation of vitamin A in the body, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

The carotenoids include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Dark green leafy vegetables include spinach , kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory, and Swiss ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Alpha-carotene : A type of carotenoid found in carrots which provides the health benefit of neutralizing free radicals that may cause damage to cells. Alpha- fetoprotein : The major serum proteins in the early embryo, which are excreted by the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

alpha-carotene, betacryptoxanthin). In addition to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Alpha-carotene and cryptoxanthin show high serum responses to dietary intake compared to lutein. In addition, cis isomers of lycopene seem to be more bioavailable than the all-trans, and selective intestinal absorption of all-trans - carotene ...

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