fucoxanthin


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fu·co·xan·thin

 (fyo͞o′kō-zăn′thĭn)
n.
A brown carotenoid pigment, C40H60O6, found in brown algae and chrysophytes.

fucoxanthin

(ˌfjuːkəʊˈzænθɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a carotenoid pigment that gives brown algae and diatoms their colour: functions in photosynthesis. Formula: C40H56O6 or C40H60O6
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Peridinin (PER), fucoxanthin (FUC) and zeaxanthin (ZEA) have been commonly used to designate dinoflagellates, diatoms and cyanobacteria, respectively (Jeffrey et al.
Loliolide, an isololiolide isomer, is also a well-known carotenoid metabolite derived from the breakdown of fucoxanthin able to inhibit algal growth (Taylor and Burden 1970).
Liu and colleagues report that fucoxanthin provided better retinal protection against light damage than lutein in vivo.
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Fucoxanthin, derived from brown seaweeds, has shown anti-adipose capability through modulating the elevation of ROS, and down-regulation of lipid metabolism genes.
Isolation and partial characterization of bioactive Fucoxanthin from Himanthalia elongata brown seaweed: A TLC-based approach.
The coloration is due to the presence of xanthophylls and fucoxanthin that mask other pigments such as chlorophyll and carotinoids (16).