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Mar. Drugs 2016, 14(5), 93; doi:10.3390/md14050093

Anti-Oxidative Activity of Mytiloxanthin, a Metabolite of Fucoxanthin in Shellfish and Tunicates

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Research Institute for Production Development, 15 Shimogamo, Morimoto Cho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-0805, Japan
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Institute of Health Sciences, Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., 4-6-5 Utajima, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka 555-8502, Japan
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Department of Analytical and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Division of Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5 Nakauchi-cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8414, Japan
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Department of Organic Chemistry for Life Science, Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Motoyamakita-machi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-8558, Japan
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Academic Editor: Peer Jacobson
Received: 8 April 2016 / Revised: 3 May 2016 / Accepted: 4 May 2016 / Published: 11 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Marine Carotenoids)
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Abstract

Anti-oxidative activities of mytiloxanthin, a metabolite of fucoxanthin in shellfish and tunicates, were investigated. Mytiloxanthin showed almost the same activities for quenching singlet oxygen and the inhibition of lipid peroxidation as those of astaxanthin, which is a well-known singlet oxygen quencher. Furthermore, mytiloxanthin showed excellent scavenging activity for hydroxyl radicals and this activity was markedly higher than that of astaxanthin. View Full-Text
Keywords: mytiloxanthin; anti-oxidative activity; singlet oxygen; hydroxyl radical; lipid peroxidation mytiloxanthin; anti-oxidative activity; singlet oxygen; hydroxyl radical; lipid peroxidation
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Maoka, T.; Nishino, A.; Yasui, H.; Yamano, Y.; Wada, A. Anti-Oxidative Activity of Mytiloxanthin, a Metabolite of Fucoxanthin in Shellfish and Tunicates. Mar. Drugs 2016, 14, 93.

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