In Vitro and In Vivo Transformations of Lutein

Author(s): V. Nagy, A. Agocs, J. Deli

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 6 , Issue 3 , 2009

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Lutein ((all-E,3R,3R,6R)-β,η-carotene-3,3-diol) is the main carotenoid that can be found in light-harvesting complexes of higher plants and it is also involved in human diet. In the extracts of human plasma the 3-epimer of lutein, several geometrical isomers, dehydration and oxidation products of lutein have been identified. It was also established that lutein reduces the risk of AMD (age-related macular degeneration). This mini review focuses on the in vitro and in vivo transformations of lutein.

Keywords: Lutein, anhydroluteins, 3'-epilutein, 3-oxolutein

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Year: 2009
Page: [211 - 219]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157019309788922711
Price: $65

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