Neurosporene

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Neurosporene
Neurosporene.png
Names
IUPAC name
7,8-Dihydro-ψ,ψ-carotene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C40H58
Molar mass 538.904 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

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.