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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1498-1510; doi:10.3390/md10071498
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Further Insights on the Carotenoid Profile of the Echinoderm Marthasterias glacialis L.

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1 Department of Food Science, Faculty of Food Engineering, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Rua Monteiro Lobato, 80, CEP 13083-862, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil 2 REQUIMTE/Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, R. de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal 3 Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, R. de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal 4 IBMC—Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Porto, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 April 2012 / Revised: 13 June 2012 / Accepted: 28 June 2012 / Published: 12 July 2012
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Abstract

In this study, the carotenoid profile of the echinoderm Marthasterias glacialis L. was established using HPLC-DAD-APCI-MS/MS equipped with a C30 column. This approach rendered the identification of 20 compounds, eight of them reported for the first time in this marine organism. Differentiation of carotenoid isomers was also achieved.
Keywords: Marthasterias glacialis L.; carotenoids; isomers; echinoderm; HPLC-DAD-APCI-MS/MS Marthasterias glacialis L.; carotenoids; isomers; echinoderm; HPLC-DAD-APCI-MS/MS
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Mariutti, L.R.B.; Pereira, D.M.; Mercadante, A.Z.; Valentão, P.; Teixeira, N.; Andrade, P.B. Further Insights on the Carotenoid Profile of the Echinoderm Marthasterias glacialis L.. Mar. Drugs 2012, 10, 1498-1510.

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