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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1498-1510; doi:10.3390/md10071498

Further Insights on the Carotenoid Profile of the Echinoderm Marthasterias glacialis L.

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Department of Food Science, Faculty of Food Engineering, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Rua Monteiro Lobato, 80, CEP 13083-862, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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REQUIMTE/Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, R. de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, R. de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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IBMC—Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Porto, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
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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. View Full-Text
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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