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β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)

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ChEBI Name β-carotene
ChEBI ID CHEBI:17579
ChEBI ASCII Name beta-carotene
Definition A cyclic carotene obtained by dimerisation of all-trans-retinol. A strongly-coloured red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruit and the most active and important provitamin A carotenoid.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:12392, CHEBI:22834, CHEBI:10355, CHEBI:40987
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Formula Source
C40H56 KEGG COMPOUND
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 536.87264
InChI
InChI=1S/C40H56/c1-31(19-13-21-33(3)25-27-37-35(5)23-15-29-39(37,7)8)17-11-12-18-32(2)20-14-22-34(4)26-28-38-36(6)24-16-30-40(38,9)10/h11-14,17-22,25-28H,15-16,23-24,29-30H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,19-13+,20-14+,27-25+,28-26+,31-17+,32-18+,33-21+,34-22+
InChIKey
OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLSA-N
SMILES
CC(\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C1=C(C)CCCC1(C)C)=C/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C1=C(C)CCCC1(C)C
Metabolite of Species Source
Isolated from Homo sapiens (NCBI:9606) DOI
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted antioxidant food additives are from E 300 to E 324.
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
human metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in humans (Homo sapiens).
biological pigment
An endogenous molecular entity that results in a colour of an organism as the consequence of the selective absorption of light.
provitamin A
A provitamin that can be converted into vitamin A by enzymes from animal tissues.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) has role antioxidant (CHEBI:22586)
β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) has role biological pigment (CHEBI:26130)
β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) has role human metabolite (CHEBI:77746)
β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) has role provitamin A (CHEBI:67200)
β-carotene (CHEBI:17579) is a cyclic carotene (CHEBI:35163)
Incoming β-carotene 5,6-epoxide (CHEBI:27793) has functional parent β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
β-cryptoxanthin (CHEBI:10362) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
astacene (CHEBI:35327) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
astaxanthin (CHEBI:40968) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
echinenone (CHEBI:4746) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
zeaxanthin (CHEBI:27547) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
IUPAC Name
β,β-carotene
Synonyms Sources
1,1'-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyloctadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaene-1,18-diyl]bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene) ChEBI
all-trans-β-carotene NIST Chemistry WebBook
all-trans-β-carotene UniProt
BETA-CAROTENE PDBeChem
beta-Carotene KEGG COMPOUND
β-Karotin ChEBI
Database Links Databases
BCR PDBeChem
Beta_Carotene Wikipedia
C00000919 KNApSAcK
C02094 KEGG COMPOUND
CPD1F-129 MetaCyc
D03101 KEGG DRUG
HMDB00561 HMDB
LMPR01070000 LIPID MAPS
LMPR01070001 LIPID MAPS
MOL000093 COMe
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1917416 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1917416 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
7235-40-7 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
7235-40-7 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
7235-40-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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