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Beta Carotene
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Definition of Beta Carotene
A naturally-occurring retinol (vitamin A) precursor obtained from certain fruits and vegetables with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. As an anti-oxidant, beta carotene inhibits free-radical damage to DNA. This agent also induces cell differentiation and apoptosis of some tumor cell types, particularly in early stages of tumorigenesis, and enhances immune system activity by stimulating the release of natural killer cells, lymphocytes, and monocytes. (NCI04)

Beta Carotene is from the group

Provitamin A Carotenoid

Other Names for Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene
.beta.-Carotene
3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-1,18-bis(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)-octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaene
Beta-carotene
CAROTENE, BETA
Lumitene
Solatene
beta carotene
beta-Carotene

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