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CHEBI:15948 - lycopene

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ChEBI Name lycopene
ChEBI ID CHEBI:15948
Definition An acyclic carotene commonly obtained from tomatoes and other red fruits.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:43789, CHEBI:6596, CHEBI:14541, CHEBI:26367
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Formula C40H56
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 536.87264
Monoisotopic Mass 536.438
InChI InChI=1S/C40H56/c1-33(2)19-13-23-37(7)27-17-31-39(9)29-15-25-35(5)21-11-12-22-36(6)26-16-30-40(10)32-18-28-38(8)24-14-20-34(3)4/h11-12,15-22,25-32H,13-14,23-24H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,25-15+,26-16+,31-17+,32-18+,35-21+,36-22+,37-27+,38-28+,39-29+,40-30+
InChIKey OAIJSZIZWZSQBC-GYZMGTAESA-N
SMILES CC(C)=CCC\C(C)=C\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C=C(/C)CCC=C(C)C
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides.
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.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing lycopene (CHEBI:15948) has role antioxidant (CHEBI:22586)
lycopene (CHEBI:15948) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
lycopene (CHEBI:15948) is a acyclic carotene (CHEBI:35162)
Incoming lycophyll (CHEBI:35336) has parent hydride lycopene (CHEBI:15948)
lycoxanthin (CHEBI:6602) has parent hydride lycopene (CHEBI:15948)
IUPAC Name
ψ,ψ-carotene
Synonyms Sources
(6E,8E,10E,12E,14E,16E,18E,20E,22E,24E,26E)-2,6,10,14,19,23,27,31-octamethyldotriaconta-2,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,30-tridecaene ChEBI
all-trans-lycopene ChemIDplus
Lycopene KEGG COMPOUND
LYCOPENE PDBeChem
lycopene UniProt
Database Links Databases
C00000911 KNApSAcK
C05432 KEGG COMPOUND
CPD1F-114 MetaCyc
HMDB03000 HMDB
LMPR01070257 LIPID MAPS
LYC PDBeChem
Lycopene Wikipedia
MOL000048 COMe
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1730097 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1730097 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
502-65-8 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
502-65-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
11117277 PubMed citation Europe PMC
15341191 PubMed citation Europe PMC
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Last Modified
23 October 2015