cryptoxanthin

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cryptoxanthin

[¦krip·tō′zan·thən]
(biochemistry)
C40H57O A xanthophyll carotenoid pigment found in plants; convertible to vitamin A by many animal livers.
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Beta carotene and beta cryptoxanthin, the two carotenoids with significant provitamin A activity, are susceptible to oxidation and degradation.
Initial and subsequently collected blood samples were analyzed for plasma alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
lutein and beta cryptoxanthin intakes were "significantly lower" among individuals with depression.