Carotenoid Chemistry and Biochemistry covers the proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Carotenoids, held in Liverpool, United Kingdome on July 26-31, 1981. This symposium highlights the interest in biochemical and biological aspects of carotenes. This book is organized into 25 chapters including chapters on carotenoid chemistry, their structures, synthesis and physical methods, with emphasis on their stereochemistry. Other chapters deal with the chemistry of complexes between carotenoids or retinoids and protein, the novel blue carotenoproteins, and the visual pigments and the nutritionally important retinol-binding proteins. The discussions then shift to animal carotenoids, carotenoid metabolism and transformations, including interesting stereochemical findings. This book also reviews studies of carotenoids in photosynthesis, the industrial importance of carotenoids, medical aspects, particularly the use of carotenoids in treatment against skin photosensitivity and their possible role in protection against cancer. The remaining chapters examine the effects of chemicals on carotenoid biosynthesis and its relevance to herbicide design. This book will be of value to carotenoid scientists and researchers.
Organizing Committee Preface New Carotenoid Structures and Stereochemistry Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Analysis of 3,4-Oxygenated Xanthophylls Synthesis of Optically Active Carotenoids with ε-End Groups Synthesis and Stereochemistry of Red Pepper Carotenoids Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Polyene Isoprenoids Electrochemical Reactions Applied to Polyenes and Carotenoids N.M.R. of Carotenoids Circular Dichroism of Carotenoids and its Use in Investigations of their Structures, Configurations and Conformations Mass Spectra of Carotenoids - Labelling Studies Metastable Ion Techniques for the Analysis of Carotenoid Isomers A Chemist's View of Animal Carotenoids Carotenoids in Insects General Survey of the Carotenoids in Crustacea Carotenoids in Sponges Carotenoproteins Synthetic and Structural Studies of Visual Pigments Retinol-Binding Proteins and their Functions Genetic Analysis of Carotenogenesis in Rhodopseudomonas capsulata Stereochemical Aspects of Carotenoid Biosynthesis Medical Applications and Uses of Carotenoids Industrial and Commercial Uses of Carotenoids Carotenoids in Relation to Chloroplasts and Other Organelles The Functions of Carotenoids in Photosynthesis Carotenoids and Herbicide Action Chemical Regulation of Carotenoid Biosynthesis Subject Index Index of Organisms
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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