Stereochemical configuration and provitamin A activity. 1. All-trans- beta -carotene and neo- beta carotene U

Deuel, H.J., J.; Johnston, C.; Sumner, E.; Polgar, A.; Zechmeister, L.

Archives of Biochemistry 5: 107-114


ISSN/ISBN: 0096-9621
Accession: 013509559

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Neo- beta -carotene U, otherwise called 3-mono-cis beta -carotene, is a stable crystalline stereo-isomer of beta -carotene which contains one cis double bond in the peripheral position. In biological tests with rats it was found to have about 38 per cent, of the activity of natural all -trana beta -carotene.