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Goran Nikolic

University of Niš

Carotenoids are one of the most widespread pigment groups distributed in nature; more than 700 natural carotenoids have been described so far. These pigments are known for versatile roles they play in living organisms; however, their most pivotal function is involvement in scavenging of reactive oxygen species and photoprotection. In the same time, carotenoids as natural pigments with important biological activities, such as antioxidant and provitamin A activity, have a great potential in the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries. They can be either extracted from plants and algae or synthesized by various microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi and microalgae.

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CarotenoidsEdited by Dragan Cvetkovic

Published: June 14th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65523

ISBN: 978-953-51-3212-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3211-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4791-6

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

17291 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

54 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. Characterisation of Carotenoids Involved in the Xanthophyll Cycle

By Paulina Kuczynska, Malgorzata Jemiola-Rzeminska and Kazimierz Strzalka


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2. Electronic Structure of Carotenoids in Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

By Manuel Flores-Hidalgo, Francisco Torres-Rivas, Jesus Monzon- Bensojo, Miguel Escobedo-Bretado, Daniel Glossman‐Mitnik and Diana Barraza‐Jimenez


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3. Localizing and Quantifying Carotenoids in Intact Cells and Tissues

By Jerilyn A. Timlin, Aaron M. Collins, Thomas A. Beechem, Maria Shumskaya and Eleanore T. Wurtzel


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4. The Biochemistry and Antioxidant Properties of Carotenoids

By Oguz Merhan


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5. β‐Carotene and Free Radical Reactions with Nitrogen Oxides

By Sara N. Mendiara and Luis J. Perissinotti


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6. Influence of Environmental Stress toward Carotenogenesis Regulatory Mechanism through In Vitro Model System

By Rashidi Othman, Norazian Mohd Hassan and Farah Ayuni Mohd Hatta


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7. Carotenoids Regulate Endothelial Functions and Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

By Kazuo Yamagata


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8. Biotechnological Production of Carotenoids and Their Applications in Food and Pharmaceutical Products

By Ligia A. C. Cardoso, Susan G. Karp, Francielo Vendruscolo, Karen Y. F. Kanno, Liliana I. C. Zoz and Júlio C. Carvalho


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9. Synthesis of Antioxidant Carotenoids in Microalgae in Response to Physiological Stress

By Cecilia Faraloni and Giuseppe Torzillo


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10. Carotenoid Production by Corynebacterium: The Workhorse of Industrial Amino Acid Production as Host for Production of a Broad Spectrum of C40 and C50 Carotenoids

By Nadja A. Henke, Petra Peters-Wendisch and Volker F. Wendisch


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11. Carotenoids in Yellow Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins and Yellow Sweet Cassava

By Lucia Maria Jaeger de Carvalho, Gisela Maria Dellamora Ortiz, José Luiz Viana de Carvalho, Lara Smirdele and Flavio de Souza Neves Cardoso


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12. Carotenoids in Cassava Roots

By Hernán Ceballos, Fabrice Davrieux, Elise F. Talsma, John Belalcazar, Paul Chavarriaga and Meike S. Andersson


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