astaxanthin

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astaxanthin

[¦as·tə′zan·thən]
(biochemistry)
C40H52O4 A violet carotenoid pigment found in combined form in certain crustacean shells and bird feathers.
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The in vitro effects of Xancor, a synthetic astaxanthine derivative, on hemostatic biomarkers in aspirin-naive and aspirin-treated subjects with multiple risk factors for vascular disease.
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Astaxanthine (ASTx) is a novel carotenoid nutraceutical occurring in many crustaceans and red yeasts.