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Astaxanthin (Ovoester, NSC635689, 3,3'-Dihydroxy-beta-carotene-4,4'-dione, CCRIS 7118,
HSDB 7468)

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Potent antioxidant carotenoid. Free radical scavenger. Reduces oxidative stress. Anticancer compound. Anti-inflammatory. Blocks NF-kappaB activatin. Anti-hypertensive. Cardiovascular protective. Improves neuronal stem cell potential. Neuroprotective. Inhibits tumor invasion. Apoptosis inducer. Increases insulin sensitivity. Attenuates diabetes associated coagulatory, oxidative and inflammatory stress PPAR-alpha agonist and PPAR-gamma antagonist. Shows positive effects on obesity and insulin resistance. Hepatoprotective.
Catalog #044572
Storage and StabilityShort-term Storage: +4°C
Long-term Storage: -20°C
Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
CAS Number472-61-7
Molecular FormulaC40H52O4
Molecular Weight596.80
Purity>98%
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesOvoester, NSC635689, 3,3'-Dihydroxy-beta-carotene-4,4'-dione, CCRIS 7118, HSDB 7468


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