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Fucoxanthin and Its Metabolites in Edible Brown Algae Cultivated in Deep Seawater
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima 770-8505, Japan
Usa Marine Biological Institute, Kochi University, Usa, Tosa, Kochi 781-1164, Japan
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566, Japan
Kochi Prefectural Deep Seawater Laboratory, Muroto, Kochi 781-7101, Japan
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Received: 21 April 2004; Accepted: 8 May 2004 / Published: 25 May 2004
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
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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.
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. Marine Drugs. 2004; 2(2):63-72.
Mori, Kanami; Ooi, Takashi; Hiraoka, Masanori; Oka, Naohiro; Hamada, Hideyuki; Tamura, Mitsumasa; Kusumi, Takenori. 2004. "Fucoxanthin and Its Metabolites in Edible Brown Algae Cultivated in Deep Seawater." Mar. Drugs 2, no. 2: 63-72.