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
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C42H58O5
Molar mass 642.92 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are 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. PMID 17805834. doi:10.1007/BF02530961. 
  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. PMID 17081247. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2006.001587.x. 
  3. ^ Rodríguez, J. J. Gallardo; Mirón, A. Sánchez; Camacho, F. García; García, M. C. Cerón; Belarbi, E. H.; Chisti, Y.; Grima, E. Molina (2009). "Causes of shear sensitivity of the toxic dinoflagellateProtoceratium reticulatum". Biotechnology Progress. 25 (3): 792–800. ISSN 8756-7938. PMID 19399843. doi:10.1002/btpr.161.