Item № 10009992
CAS № 144-68-3
Purity ≥98%
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  • Anchovyxanthin
  • Xanthophyll 3
  • Zeaxanthol

Zeaxanthin is one of the two diet-obtained carotenoids present in the macula region of the eye. High dietary intake of zeaxanthin correlates with reduced risk of advanced neovascular age-related macular degeneration.1,2 In a rodent model, zeaxanthin directly inhibits oxidative damage and the production of VEGF and adhesion molecules induced by diabetes.3

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Formal Name β,β-carotene-3R,3'R-diol
CAS Number 144-68-3
  • Anchovyxanthin
  • Xanthophyll 3
  • Zeaxanthol
Molecular Formula C40H56O2
Formula Weight 568.9
Purity ≥98%
Formulation A crystalline solid
SMILES O[C@H]1CC(C)(C)C(/C=C/C(C)=C/C=C/C(C)=C/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C2=C(C)C[C@@H](O)CC2(C)C)=C(C)C1
InChI Code 1S/C40H56O2/c1-29(17-13-19-31(3)21-23-37-33(5)25-35(41)27-39(37,7)8)15-11-12-16-30(2)18-14-20-32(4)22-24-38-34(6)26-36(42)28-40(38,9)10/h11-24,35-36,41-42H,25-28H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,29-15+,30-16+,31-19+,32-20+/t35-,36-/

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1. SanGiovanni, J.P., Chew, E.Y., Clemons, T.E., et al. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age related macular degeneration in a case-control study. Arch Ophthalmol 125(9) 1225-1232 (2007).

2. Landrum, J.T., and Bone, R.A. Lutein, zeaxanthin, and the macular pigment. Arch Biochem Biophys 385(1) 28-40 (2001).

3. Hammond, B.R. Jr. Possible role for dietary lutein and zeaxanthin in visual development. Nutr Rev 66(12) 695-702 (2008).

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