betacyanin


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betacyanin

[¦bād·ə¦sī·ə·nən]
(biochemistry)
A group of purple plant pigments found in leaves, flowers, and roots of members of the order Caryophyllales.
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Growth regulator-induced betacyanin accumulation and dopa-4,5-dioxygenase (DODA) gene expression in euhalophyte Suaeda salsa calli.
Betacyanin synthesis in red beet (Beta vulgaris) leaves induced by wounding and bacterial infiltration is preceded by an oxidative burst.
The betacyanin content and betaxanthin content were calculated using the following equation:
[49], pitaya extract compounds (betacyanin and anthocyanin) and pigments act on K562 cells that lead to human chronic myeloid leukemia altering the integrity of the mitochondrial membrane, leading to leakage of cytochrome c, caspase activation, and nuclear disintegration.
"It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants (notably betacyanin).
Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is an antioxidant which speeds up detoxification in your liver.
Adachi, "Stimulation of betacyanin synthesis through exogenous methyl jasmonate and other elicitors in suspension-cultured cells of Portulaca" Journal of Plant Physiology, vol.
Betacyanin contents, in the pulp and peel of Hylocereus fruits, are 10.3 to 13.8 mg 100 [g.sup.-1] (Wu et al., 2006) and have been identified using several techniques (Wybraniec et al., 2007).
Colorant properties and stability of amaranthus betacyanin pigments.