canthaxanthin

<chemical> A trans-carotenoid pigment widely distributed in nature. The compound is used as an oral suntanning agent and as a food and drug colouring agent. It is believed that it inhibits development of tumour cells and neoplastic transformation through its antioxidant properties. Oral ingestion of the compound causes canthaxanthin retinopat...
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Canthaxanthin

Canthaxanthin n is a keto-carotenoid pigment widely distributed in nature. Carotenoids belong to a larger class of phytochemicals known as terpenoids. The chemical formula of canthaxanthin is C40H52O2. It was first isolated in edible mushrooms. It has also been found in green algae, bacteria, crustaceans, and fish such as carp, golden mullet, seab...
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