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OBO ID: CHEBI:40968
Term Name: astaxanthin Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • (3S,3'S)-3,3'-dihydroxy-beta,beta-carotene-4,4'-dione
  • (3S,3'S)-astaxanthin
  • 3,3'-dihydroxy-beta,beta-carotene-4,4'-dione
  • 3,3'-dihydroxy-beta-carotene-4,4'-dione
  • all-trans-(3S,3'S)-astaxanthin
  • ASTAXANTHIN
  • astaxanthine
  • E 161j
  • ovoester
Definition: A carotenone that consists of beta,beta-carotene-4,4'-dione bearing two hydroxy substituents at positions 3 and 3' (the 3S,3'S diastereomer). A carotenoid pigment found mainly in animals (crustaceans, echinoderms) but also occurring in plants. It can occur free (as a red pigment), as an ester, or as a blue, brown or green chromoprotein.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available