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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Consumption of tomato products has been associated with decreased risks of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, and therefore the biological functions of tomato carotenoids such as lycopene, phytoene, and phytofluene are being investigated. To study the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of these carotenoids, a bioengineered Escherichia coli model was evaluated for laboratory-scale production of stable isotope-labeled carotenoids.

Lu, Chi-Hua
Choi, Jin-Ho
Engelmann Moran, Nancy
Jin, Yong-Su
Erdman, John W.
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