Carotenoid radical-melanin interactions ( Correction-vol. 104B, pg 7193, 2001)

R. Edge, E. J. Land, Malgorzata Rozanowska, T. Sarna, T.G. Truscott

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The radical cations of five dietary carotenoids have been shown to react with dopamelanin (a model of the black eumelanin) and cysteinyldopamelanin (a model of the red/yellow pheomelanin) in both micellar and homogeneous environments. It is suggested that such repair reactions show previously unidentified protective roles for melanin/carotenoid combinations, especially where the maintenance of the (small) carotenoid concentration is vital to avoid deleterious effects, such as in the retina of the eye.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8064-8064
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2001

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