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MetaCyc Compound Class: a carotenoid

Superclasses: a lipidan isoprenoida terpenoida tetraterpenoid
a secondary metabolitea terpenoida tetraterpenoid

Summary:
Carotenoids are isoprenoid pigments occurring naturally in plants and some microorganisms. They function as provitamins, antioxidants, and colorants.

Child Classes: a carotene (53), a ketocarotenoid (28), a xanthophyll (30), an apocarotenoid (25)

Instances:
β,β-carotene-4-one,
β-cryptoxanthin glucoside,
3,4-didehydroisozeaxanthin,
3,4-didehydrorhodopin,
4,4'-diapolycopenedioate glycosyl diester,
anhydrorhodovibrin,
apo-4'-lycopenal,
bacterioruberin,
bisanhydrobacterioruberin,
dihydrobisanhydrobacterioruberin,
dihydroisopentenyldehydrorhodopin,
hydroxyspirilloxanthin,
isocryptoxanthin,
isopentenyldehydrorhodopin,
isozeaxanthin,
monoanhydrobacterioruberin,
rhodopin,
rhodovibrin,
spirilloxanthin,
torulene,
zeaxanthin bis(β-D-glucoside),
zeaxanthin-β-D-glucoside

Unification Links: ChEBI:23044, Wikipedia:Cartenoid


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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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