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  • n. An acyclic polyunsaturated isoprenoid hydrocarbon that is the precursor of the biosynthesis of carotenoid pigments

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  • Red: tomatoes and watermelon contain lycopene, phytoene, and phytofluene, which help lower the risk of cancer.

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  • GGPP, geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate; PSY, phytoene synthase; PDS, phytoene desaturase; Z-ISO, ζ-carotene isomerase;

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  • Under the announced collaboration, EnviroLogix will develop Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assays (ELISAs) to permit quantifying the expression of phytoene synthase and phytoene desaturase -- two proteins involved in the production of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A-- in rice, sorghum and banana.

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  • Under the announced collaboration, EnviroLogix will develop Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assays (ELISAs) to permit quantifying the expression of phytoene synthase and phytoene desaturase -- two proteins involved in the production of beta carotene,

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  • A plasmodial enzyme that presented phytoene synthase activity was also identified and characterized.

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  • The patent (US 7,351,746 B2) is based on research conducted on phytoene and phytofluene, which are carotenoids found in natural

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  • According to the company's vice president of new product development and scientific affairs, Dr Zohar Nir, this research has demonstrated phytoene and phytofluene block the progression of atherosclerosis by inhibiting the deposition of plaque from oxidized LDL-cholesterol.

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