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Mar. Drugs 2004, 2(2), 63-72; doi:10.3390/md202063
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Fucoxanthin and Its Metabolites in Edible Brown Algae Cultivated in Deep Seawater

1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 and 1,*
1 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima 770-8505, Japan 2 Usa Marine Biological Institute, Kochi University, Usa, Tosa, Kochi 781-1164, Japan 3 The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566, Japan 4 Kochi Prefectural Deep Seawater Laboratory, Muroto, Kochi 781-7101, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 21 April 2004 / Accepted: 8 May 2004 / Published: 25 May 2004
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Abstract

Three metabolites of fucoxanthin were isolated from a brown alga, Scytosiphon lomentaria, and the structure of a new compound was determined by NMR. The content of fucoxanthin, a biologically active carotenoid, in four edible brown algae, cultivated in deep seawater, was studied.
Keywords: fucoxanthin; deep seawater; brown algae; Scytosiphon lomentaria; Undaria pinnatifida; Petalonia binghamiae; Laminaria religiosa fucoxanthin; deep seawater; brown algae; Scytosiphon lomentaria; Undaria pinnatifida; Petalonia binghamiae; Laminaria religiosa
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Mori, K.; Ooi, T.; Hiraoka, M.; Oka, N.; Hamada, H.; Tamura, M.; Kusumi, T. Fucoxanthin and Its Metabolites in Edible Brown Algae Cultivated in Deep Seawater. Mar. Drugs 2004, 2, 63-72.

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