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  • English

Bio-Organic Chemistry, Science, Reference, Life Sciences - Biochem
ContributionsG. Britton (Editor), S. Liaaen-Jensen (Editor), H. Pfander (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9673946M
ISBN 100817652973
ISBN 139780817652975

The numbering of carotenoids in the Handbook is the same as that used throughout the Carotenoids volumes. The factual information and practical guidance given in this well received book series ideally complements the informations given in the Handbook.

Carotenoids: Nutrition, Analysis and Technology is an up-to-date overview of the key areas of carotenoids in nutrition, therapy and technology. In the Carotenoids book section, the authors Carotenoids book a functional food Carotenoids book, outlining the therapeutic applications of the bioactive pigments.

Carotenoids are further classified into two groups i.e. carotenes and xanthophylls. These kinds of carotenoids have antioxidant effect as well. Plus, some of these carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin convert into vitamin A, which is essential for the health of children and adults alike.

This book presents comprehensive coverage of carotenoids. The authors approach carotenoids from a range of perspectives, from their structural and physicochemical properties to their distribution in nature, interaction with the human metabolism, and use as a coloring agent in various products.

The presence of carotenoids in the diet and their role in human health has become a subject of unprecedented interest. The chapters in this book represent an account of the information presented at a recent workshop, combined with several additional invited contributions to cover topics more completely that are currently at the cutting edge of research.

Carotenoids are one of the most widespread pigment groups distributed in nature; more than natural carotenoids have been described so far. These pigments are known for versatile roles they play in living organisms; however, their most pivotal function is involvement in scavenging of reactive oxygen species and photoprotection.

In the same time, carotenoids as natural pigments with. Carotenoids: Properties, Processing, the book covers the most recent advances in the field of carotenoids, while also analyzing the potential of already commercialized processes and products.

Key Features. Covers carotenoids’ properties in view of alternative sources Carotenoids book by-products, microalgae, etc.), recovery technologies and. This book also reviews studies of carotenoids in photosynthesis, the industrial importance of carotenoids, medical aspects, particularly the use of carotenoids in treatment against skin photosensitivity and their possible role in protection against cancer.

More than twenty years after the idea of this Carotenoids book series was first discussed, we finally reach the end of the project with Volume 5, which covers the functions and actions of carotenoids in human nutrition and health.

Inin Isler’s book Carotenoids, functions of carotenoids and vitamin A were covered in just two chapters. Carotenoids are pigments in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria.

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These pigments produce the bright yellow, red, and orange colors in plants, vegetables, and : Kiara Anthony. The Carotenoids book series provides detailed accounts of the fundamental chemistry of carotenoids and the basic methods used in carotenoid research, and critical discussions of the biochemistry, functions and applications of these important compounds.

Carotenoids found in ripe fruits and cooked yellow tubers are more efficiently converted into vitamin A than are carotenoids from equal amounts of dark green, leafy vegetables. Several factors influence the bioavailability and absorption of 3 carotenoids, including the food matrix, cooking techniques, the presence of dietary fat, and lipid.

The Handbook of Carotenoids is an important source of information for both specialists and non-specialists. It will be of great value not only to chemists and biochemists, but to all researchers whose work and interests bring them into the diverse field of carotenoids, especially those from areas of biology, food science, nutrition, medicine, horticulture, agriculture, aquaculture, ecology.

Carotenoids are one of the most widespread pigment groups distributed in nature, and more than natural carotenoids have been described so far, and new carotenoids are introduced each year.

Carotenoids are derived from 4 terpenes, including totally 40 carbon atoms. Carotenoids are naturally synthesized by cyanobacteria, algae, plants, some fungi, and some bacteria, but not made by : Oguz Merhan. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health.

For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works. The structure of carotenoids imparts biological abilities, including photosynthesis, photoprotection, plant coloration, and cell signaling. The general structure of the carotenoid is a polyene chain consisting of double bonds and possibly terminating in rings.

This structure of conjugated double bonds leads to a high reducing potential, or the ability to transfer electrons throughout the. In the mid's, scientists working on carotenoids throughout the World agreed to have periodic meetings for the purpose of discussing and disseminating scientific research results concerning all aspects of carotenoids.

The meetings were also organized to act as teaching forums for students, and the major scientific results from each meeting were to result in a publication.

Carotenoids. Volker Böhm and Volker Böhm (Eds.) Pages: Published: December (This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Carotenoids that was published in Antioxidants) Your book will be printed and delivered directly from one of three print stations, allowing you to profit from economic shipping to any country in the.

Carotenoids: Properties, Processing, and Applications fills the gap of transfer knowledge between academia and industry, covering integral information in three critical dimensions: properties, recovery and applications.

At the moment, carotenoid research is directed at particular applications, including colorants, antioxidants and recovery from plant processing by-products.

This book is organized into 25 chapters including chapters on carotenoid chemistry, their structures, synthesis and physical methods, with emphasis on their stereochemistry.

Other chapters deal with the chemistry of complexes between carotenoids or retinoids and protein, the novel blue carotenoproteins, and the visual pigments and the Book Edition: 1. Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, This book will serve as solid background information for professionals in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Medical Sciences, whether in the academe, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Carotenoids are lipid-soluble C40 tetraterpenoids. The majority carotenoids are derived from a carbon polyene chain, which could be considered the backbone of the molecule. This chain may be terminated by cyclic end-groups (rings) and may be complemented with oxygen-containing functional groups.

In nature, carotenoids are predominantly present. In book: Analysis of Antioxidant Rich Phytochemicals, Chapter: Analysis Methods of Carotenoids, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Editors: Zhimin Xu, Luke R.

Howard, pp Cite this publication. Books. Carotenoids: A Colourful History: This book describes the history of the carotenoid field over years, reaching a climax in the ‘Golden Age’ of research by Nobel laureates Willstätter, Karrer and Kuhn as the chemistry of these natural pigments unfolded.

It describes also how the field diversified into areas of biochemistry and biology, including photosynthesis, but especially as. Carotenoids. Handbook. Book January Though the Handbook serves as a unique comprehensive reference book on the known carotenoids, it.

Suggested Citation:"8 •-Carotene and Other Carotenoids." Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids.

Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / The various biological effects of carotenoids can be classified. Book: All Authors / Contributors: George Britton; S Liaaen-Jensen; H Pfander. Find more information about: ISBN: X Carotenoids yellow, orange, or red pigments (cyclic or acyclic isoprenoids) synthesized by bacteria, fungi, and higher plants.

Animals do not ordinarily form carotenoids, although they use them to synthesize vitamin A. The carotenoids include carotene and xanthophylls, which are widely found in plants; lyco-pene (C40H56), found in the fruits of the.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Carotenoids are of great interest due to their essential biological functions in both plants and animals.

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However, the properties and functions of carotenoids in natural systems are surprisingly complex. carotenoid: [ kah-rot´ĕ-noid ] 1. any member of a group of red, orange, or yellow pigmented lipids found in carrots, sweet potatoes, green leaves, and some animal tissues; examples are the carotenes, lycopene, and xanthophyll.

marked by yellow color. lipochrome. Carotenoids have many health benefits including antioxidant properties, free-radical scavengers, decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, anti-inflammatory properties, osteoporosis prevention and other diseases.

The 15 chapters in this book have been written to outline recent topical research. Carotenoids also enhance immune activity in marine animals [52,53]. Carotenoids are used for pigmentation in several aquaculture fish. Synthetic and natural astaxanthin from Phaffia yeast and Haematococcus algae is widely used for the pigmentation of salmon, trout, and red sea bream.

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Lutein from marigold is also used as a yellow coloration for Cited by: About this book. Vitamin A has an important role to play in vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation.

With the focus on Vitamin A and Carotenoids, this book includes the latest research in these areas and starts with an overview putting the compounds in context with other vitamins, supplementation and discussing the importance of beta-carotene.