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Cat. No. M4587
β-Carotene Structure

Provitamin A; Carotaben; beta-Carotene; Lucarotin

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Quality Control
  • Current batch:
  • Purity >98%
  • COA
  • MSDS
Biological Activity

Beta-carotene (Provitamin A) is A class of carotenoid compounds that are naturally occurring precursors of vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a ROS regulator with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. β -carotene can be either an antioxidant or a pro-oxidant, depending on its intrinsic properties and the REDOX potential of the biological environment it acts on. β -carotene can induce apoptosis of breast cancer cells and has anti-cancer activity.

Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)
Species Mouse Rat Rabbit Guinea pig Hamster Dog
Weight (kg) 0.02 0.15 1.8 0.4 0.08 10
Body Surface Area (m2) 0.007 0.025 0.15 0.05 0.02 0.5
Km factor 3 6 12 8 5 20
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of Compound A used for a mouse (20 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 20 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for Compound A of 10 mg/kg.

Chemical Information
Molecular Weight 536.87
Formula C40H56
CAS Number 7235-40-7
Purity >98%
Storage -20°C , protect from light , dry , sealed

[1] Graham W Burton, et al. β-Carotene oxidation products - Function and safety

[2] Torsten Bohn, et al. β-Carotene in the human body: metabolic bioactivation pathways - from digestion to tissue distribution and excretion

[3] Yanyan Wang, et al. Progress in metabolic engineering of β-carotene synthesis

[4] Rie Nishiwaki, et al. Beta-carotene

[5] L Patrick. Beta-carotene: the controversy continues

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Xanthine Oxidase

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Keywords: β-Carotene, Provitamin A; Carotaben; beta-Carotene; Lucarotin supplier, Endogenous Metabolite, inhibitors

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