Dinoxanthin

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Dinoxanthin
Dinoxanthin.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(3S,3'S,5R,5'R,6S)-3,5'-Dihydroxy-6',7'-didehydro-5,5',6,6'-tetrahydro-5,6-epoxy-β,β-caroten-3'-yl acetate
Identifiers
54369-12-9
ChemSpider 4947063 YesY
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PubChem 16061289
Properties
C42H58O5
Molar mass 642.91 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Dinoxanthin is a type of xanthophyll found in dinoflagellates.[1][2] This compound is a potential antioxidant and may help to protect dinoflagellates against reactive oxygen species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loeblich AR, 3rd; Smith, VE (January 1968). "Chloroplast pigments of the marine dinoflagellateGyrodinium resplendens.". Lipids 3 (1): 5–13. doi:10.1007/BF02530961. PMID 17805834. 
  2. ^ Venn, AA; Wilson, MA; Trapido-Rosenthal, HG; Keely, BJ; Douglas, AE (December 2006). "The impact of coral bleaching on the pigment profile of the symbiotic alga, Symbiodinium.". Plant, cell & environment 29 (12): 2133–42. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2006.001587.x. PMID 17081247. 
  3. ^ Gallardo Rodríguez, JJ; Sánchez Mirón, A; García Camacho, F; Cerón García, MC; Belarbi, EH; Chisti, Y; Molina Grima, E (May–Jun 2009). "Causes of shear sensitivity of the toxic dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum.". Biotechnology progress 25 (3): 792–800. doi:10.1002/btpr.161. PMID 19399843.