3,3'-Dihydroxy-β-carotene-4,4'-dione; all-trans-Astaxanthin; Ovoester; NSC635689; CCRIS 7118; HSDB 7468
Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant carotenoid and free radical scavenger. Reduces oxidative stress. Anticancer compound. Anti-inflammatory. Blocks NF-κB activation. Anti-hypertensive. Cardiovascular protective. Improves neuronal stem cell potential. Attenuates diabetes associated coagulatory, oxidative and inflammatory stress. PPARα agonist and PPARγ antagonist.
Is it cell-permeable?
≥95% by HPLC
Is this a salt?
Protect from air and light
Maximum time for storage
Purplish brown to purplish solid
For cells, cell lines and tissues in culture till half confluency.