CHEBI:28425 - α-carotene

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ChEBI Name α-carotene
ChEBI ID CHEBI:28425
ChEBI ASCII Name alpha-carotene
Definition A cyclic carotene with a β- and an ε-ring at opposite ends respectively.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:10215, CHEBI:22447
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Formula C40H56
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 536.87264
Monoisotopic Mass 536.438
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/h11-14,17-23,25-28,37H,15-16,24,29-30H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,19-13+,20-14+,27-25+,28-26+,31-17+,32-18+,33-21+,34-22+
InChIKey ANVAOWXLWRTKGA-JLTXGRSLSA-N
SMILES CC(\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C1C(C)=CCCC1(C)C)=C/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C1=C(C)CCCC1(C)C
Roles Classification
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.
provitamin A
A provitamin that can be converted into vitamin A by enzymes from animal tissues.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing α-carotene (CHEBI:28425) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
α-carotene (CHEBI:28425) has role provitamin A (CHEBI:67200)
α-carotene (CHEBI:28425) is a carotenoid β-end group (CHEBI:139120)
α-carotene (CHEBI:28425) is a cyclic carotene (CHEBI:35163)
Incoming (6'R)-β,ε-carotene (CHEBI:35147) is a α-carotene (CHEBI:28425)
(6'S)-β,ε-carotene (CHEBI:35148) is a α-carotene (CHEBI:28425)
IUPAC Name
β,ε-carotene
Synonyms Sources
all-trans-α-carotene ChemIDplus
alpha-Carotene KEGG COMPOUND
α-carotene UniProt
Database Links Databases
C00003765 KNApSAcK
C05433 KEGG COMPOUND
HMDB0003993 HMDB
LMPR01070258 LIPID MAPS
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
2067408 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
2682045 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
3227599 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
432-70-2 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
23620017 PubMed citation Europe PMC
24169341 PubMed citation Europe PMC
9408998 PubMed citation Europe PMC
Last Modified
23 October 2015