Neurosporene

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Neurosporene
Neurosporene.png
Identifiers
CAS number 502-64-7 YesY
PubChem 5280789
ChemSpider 4444347
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C40H58
Molar mass 538.89 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Neurosporene is a carotenoid pigment. It is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of lycopene and a variety of bacterial carotenoids.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scolnik, PA; Walker, MA; Marrs, BL (1980). "Biosynthesis of carotenoids derived from neurosporene in Rhodopseudomonas capsulata". The Journal of biological chemistry 255 (6): 2427–32. PMID 7358679.