Carotenoid radical chemistry and antioxidant/pro-oxidant properties

Arch Biochem Biophys. 2004 Oct 1;430(1):37-48. doi: 10.1016/j.abb.2004.03.007.

Abstract

The purpose of this review is to summarise the current state of knowledge of (i) the kinetics and mechanisms of radical reactions with carotenoids, (ii) the properties of carotenoid radicals, and (iii) the antioxidant/pro-oxidant properties of carotenoids.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • Carotenoids / chemistry*
  • Carotenoids / pharmacology*
  • Electrochemistry
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Structure
  • Oxidants / pharmacology*
  • Solvents

Substances

  • Antioxidants
  • Oxidants
  • Solvents
  • Carotenoids