Beneficial or Detrimental Effects of Carotenoids Contained in Food: Cell Culture Models

Author(s): G. Ranaldi, D. Bellovino, P. Palozza, S. Gaetani

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 11 , 2007


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Abstract:

Epidemiological studies have suggested a correlation between consumption of carotenoid-rich food and incidence of chronic diseases. In this review chemical structure, bioavailability and mechanisms of action of carotenoids most represented in human diet, mainly ß-carotene and lycopene, are reported, with focus on results obtained with cells in culture.

Keywords: Carotenoids, in vitro cell models, antioxidant, connexins, cancer

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VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 11
Year: 2007
Page: [1120 - 1128]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138955707782331704
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