Compounds derived from TYROSINE via betalamic acid, including BETAXANTHINS and BETACYANINS. They are found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Conjugates of betalamic acid with cyclo-dopa, both of which derive from TYROSINE. They appear similar to INDOLES but are biosynthesized by a different path and contain N+. Members are red or violet COLORING AGENTS found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Conjugates of betalamic acid with AMINO ACIDS. Some of them are yellow COLORING AGENTS in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS. This should not be confused with xanthin which is a term used for CAROTENES nor with XANTHINES.
The cactus plant family of the order Caryophyllales, subclass Caryophyllidae, class Magnoliopsida. Cacti are succulent perennial plants well adapted to dry regions.
Derivatives of ammonium compounds, NH4+ Y-, in which all four of the hydrogens bonded to nitrogen have been replaced with hydrocarbyl groups. These are distinguished from IMINES which are RN=CR2.

Effect of zinc deficiency on betacyanin production in a cell suspension culture of table beet (Beta vulgaris L.). (1/9)

The effect of microelements in the Linsmaier-Skoog (LS) medium on betacyanin production was investigated in suspension cultures of table beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Removing zinc from the medium resulted in a high betacyanin content of the cells, the betacyanin content of the cells decreasing with increasing zinc concentration in the medium. The betacyanin content of cells cultured in the medium without zinc was twice as high as that in the medium containing 0.03 mM of zinc. In the revised LS medium without zinc, the maximum betacyanin yield was obtained of 590 mg/l from a 21-day culture.  (+info)

Characterization and functional identification of a novel plant 4,5-extradiol dioxygenase involved in betalain pigment biosynthesis in Portulaca grandiflora. (2/9)

Betalains are pigments that replace anthocyanins in the majority of families of the plant order Caryophyllales. Betalamic acid is the common chromophore of betalains. The key enzyme of the betalain biosynthetic pathway is an extradiol dioxygenase that opens the cyclic ring of dihydroxy-phenylalanine (DOPA) between carbons 4 and 5, thus producing an unstable seco-DOPA that rearranges nonenzymatically to betalamic acid. A gene for a 4,5-DOPA-dioxygenase has already been isolated from the fungus Amanita muscaria, but no homolog was ever found in plants. To identify the plant gene, we constructed subtractive libraries between different colored phenotypes of isogenic lines of Portulaca grandiflora (Portulacaceae) and between different stages of flower bud formation. Using in silico analysis of differentially expressed cDNAs, we identified a candidate showing strong homology at the level of translated protein with the LigB domain present in several bacterial extradiol 4,5-dioxygenases. The gene was expressed only in colored flower petals. The function of this gene in the betalain biosynthetic pathway was confirmed by biolistic genetic complementation in white petals of P. grandiflora genotypes lacking the gene for color formation. This gene named DODA is the first characterized member of a novel family of plant dioxygenases phylogenetically distinct from Amanita sp. DOPA-dioxygenase. Homologs of DODA are present not only in betalain-producing plants but also, albeit with some changes near the catalytic site, in other angiosperms and in the bryophyte Physcomitrella patens. These homologs are part of a novel conserved plant gene family probably involved in aromatic compound metabolism.  (+info)

Absorption, excretion, and distribution of dietary antioxidant betalains in LDLs: potential health effects of betalains in humans. (3/9)

BACKGROUND: Betalains were recently identified as natural antioxidants. However, little is known about their bioavailability from dietary sources. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the bioavailability of betalains from dietary sources. DESIGN: The plasma kinetics and urinary excretion of betalains were studied in healthy volunteers (n = 8) after a single ingestion of 500 g cactus pear fruit pulp, which provided 28 and 16 mg indicaxanthin and betanin, respectively. The incorporation of betalains in LDL and the resistance of the particles to ex vivo-induced oxidation was also researched. RESULTS: Betanin and indicaxanthin reached their maximum plasma concentrations 3 h after the fruit meal and declined according to first-order kinetics. The half-life of betanin (0.94 +/- 0.07 h) was shorter than that of indicaxanthin (2.36 +/- 0.17 h). Both compounds had disappeared from plasma by 12 h after intake. The urinary excretion of indicaxanthin and betanin over 12 h represented 76 +/- 3.0% and 3.7 +/- 0.2%, respectively, of the ingested compounds. LDL isolated 3 and 5 h after the fruit meal incorporated betalains at concentrations of 100.5 +/- 11 and 50 +/- 7.2 pmol/mg LDL protein, respectively. In addition, the particles appeared more resistant to ex vivo-induced oxidative injury than did the samples isolated before fruit ingestion (P < 0.05)-the higher the amount of betalains incorporated, the higher the resistance. The concentrations of vitamin E and beta-carotene in LDL did not change significantly after fruit ingestion. CONCLUSION: Our results show that cactus pear fruit is a source of bioavailable betalains and suggest that indicaxanthin and betanin may be involved in the observed protection of LDL against ex vivo-induced oxidative modifications.  (+info)

Betaxanthins as substrates for tyrosinase. An approach to the role of tyrosinase in the biosynthetic pathway of betalains. (4/9)

Tyrosinase or polyphenol oxidase (EC 1.14.18.1) is the key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis and in the enzymatic browning of fruits and vegetables. The role of tyrosinase in the secondary metabolism of plants still remains unclear, but its implication in betalain biosynthesis has been proposed. Betalains are an important class of water-soluble pigments, characteristic of plants belonging to the order Caryophyllales. In this article, the betaxanthins, tyrosine-betaxanthin (portulacaxanthin II) and dopaxanthin, are reported to be physiological substrates for tyrosinase. The direct activity of tyrosinase on selected betaxanthins is characterized in depth, and conversion of tyrosine-betaxanthin to dopaxanthin and its further oxidation to a series of compounds are described. Identity of the reaction products was studied by high-performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry. Masses determined for the reaction products were the same in all cases, 389 m/z ([M + H]+) and equal to that determined for betanidin. Data indicate that dopaxanthin-quinone is obtained and evolves to more stable species by intramolecular cyclization. Kinetic parameters for tyrosinase acting on dopaxanthin were evaluated, showing a high affinity for this substrate (K(m) = 84.3 microM). The biosynthetic scheme of betalains is reviewed and a branch is proposed based on the description of physiological substrates for tyrosinase. Lampranthus productus, Glottiphylum oligocarpum, and Glottiphylum pigmaeum are described as sources of stereopure (2S/S)-dopaxanthin.  (+info)

HPLC characterization of betalains from plants in the amaranthaceae. (5/9)

HPLC characterization of reversed-phase (RP) high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been widely used in separation and identification of plant pigments. An effective RP-HPLC-based method is established to systematically isolate, identify, and quantitate the betalain pigments in the plants of 37 species of eight genera in the Amaranthaceae. A total of 16 betacyanins and three betaxanthins are characterized mainly using the RP-HPLC method and also with the aid of mass spectroscopy. The identified betacyanins include eight amaranthine-types, six gomphrenin-types, and two betanin-types. They are also divided into six simple (nonacylated) betacyanins and 10 acylated betacyanins. Acylated betacyanins are identified as betanidin 5-O-beta-glucuronosylglucoside or betanidin 6-O-beta-glucoside acylated with ferulic, p-coumaric, or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric acids. Three betaxanthins were separated from Celosia species in the Amaranthaceae and identified to be immonium conjugates of betalamic acid with dopamine, 3-methoxytyramine, and (S)-tryptophan; the latter two are found to be new betaxanthins from plants.  (+info)

Physiological properties of beetroot crisps applied in standard and dyslipidaemic diets of rats. (6/9)

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Betalain production is possible in anthocyanin-producing plant species given the presence of DOPA-dioxygenase and L-DOPA. (7/9)

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A nature-inspired betalainic probe for live-cell imaging of Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes. (8/9)

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Betalains are a group of pigments that are responsible for the red, yellow, and purple colors in some fruits, vegetables, and flowers. They are water-soluble nitrogenous vacuolar pigments that are synthesized from tyrosine. Betalains are divided into two categories: betacyanins (red-violet) and betaxanthins (yellow-orange).

Betalains have antioxidant properties, which contribute to their potential health benefits. They are found in a limited number of plant families, including the Caryophyllales order, which includes beets, chard, amaranth, and prickly pear cactus. Unlike anthocyanins, which are another group of pigments commonly found in plants, betalains do not appear to be present in significant amounts in green leafy vegetables or other commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.

Betacyanins are a type of pigment that are responsible for the red-violet to blue-violet colors in plants. They belong to a class of compounds called betalains, which also include betaxanthins. Betacyanins are water-soluble and contain nitrogen, and they are synthesized from tyrosine. They have antioxidant properties and are found in the order Caryophyllales, which includes plants such as beets, chard, and amaranth. Betacyanins are often used as natural food colorings due to their vibrant colors.

Betaxanthins are a type of betalain pigments that are typically found in plants of the order Caryophyllales, which includes beets, chard, and amaranth. These pigments have antioxidant properties and are believed to contribute to the health benefits of these vegetables. Betaxanthins are yellow or orange in color and can be used as natural food colorings. They are water-soluble and tend to be less stable than other types of pigments, such as carotenoids. In addition to their antioxidant properties, betaxanthins have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.

Cactaceae is the scientific name for the family of plants that includes cacti. Cacti are a type of succulent plant that are adapted to arid environments, with features such as thick stems and the ability to store water. They are native to the Americas, ranging from Canada to Argentina, with the greatest diversity found in Mexico. Many cacti have spines or are covered in glochids, small hair-like structures that can be very sharp and barbed. Cacti come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and some species produce flowers and fruit. Some common examples of cacti include the saguaro, prickly pear, and santa rita.

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are a group of disinfectants and antiseptics that contain a nitrogen atom surrounded by four organic groups, resulting in a charged "quat" structure. They are widely used in healthcare settings due to their broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores. QACs work by disrupting the cell membrane of microorganisms, leading to their death. Common examples include benzalkonium chloride and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. It is important to note that some microorganisms have developed resistance to QACs, and they may not be effective against all types of pathogens.

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Specific betalains found in H. appalachianensis include muscaflavin, and a group of compounds called hygroaurins, which are ... Steglich W, Strack D (1991). "Chapter 1 Betalains". In Brossi A. (ed.). The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology. San Diego; ... The colors of Hygrocybe mushrooms originate from betalains, a class of red and yellow indole-derived pigments. ...
Betalains are red or yellow pigments. Like anthocyanins they are water-soluble, but unlike anthocyanins they are synthesized ... Betalains are responsible for the deep red color of beets. Anthocyanins (literally "flower blue") are water-soluble flavonoid ... Plant pigments include many molecules, such as porphyrins, carotenoids, anthocyanins and betalains. All biological pigments ...
Tanaka, Yoshikazu; Sasaki, Nobuhiro; Ohmiya, Akemi (2008-05-01). "Biosynthesis of plant pigments: anthocyanins, betalains and ...
Tanaka, Yoshikazu; Sasaki, Nobuhiro; Ohmiya, Akemi (2008-05-04). "Biosynthesis of plant pigments: anthocyanins, betalains and ...
... they are replaced by betalains. Anthocyanins and betalains have never been found in the same plant. Sometimes bred purposely ... ISBN 978-1-891127-00-7. Stafford, Helen A. (1994). "Anthocyanins and betalains: evolution of the mutually exclusive pathways". ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol. 5. Berlin ...
Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. Vol. V. p. 292. ISBN 9783662072554. (Articles with short ...
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Betalain Dean D. Metcalfe, Hugh A. Sampson, Ronald A. Simon: Food Allergy: Adverse Reactions to Foods and Food Additives. 4th ... Other dietary sources of betanin and other betalains include the Opuntia cactus, Swiss chard, and the leaves of some strains of ... Herbach, Kirsten M.; Stintzing, Florian C.; Carle, Reinhold (May 2006). "Betalain Stability and Degradation?Structural and ... Betanin is a betalain pigment, together with isobetanin, probetanin, and neobetanin. Other pigments contained in beet are ...
These pigments are much more abundant sources of antioxidant compounds than betalains. The stability of the betalains pigments ... Thirty two types of betalains have been reported in Ulluco, 20 in the form of betaxanthins and the remaining 12 in the form of ... Svenson J.; Smallfield B.M.; Joyce NI; Sansom C.; Perry N. (2008). "Betalains in red and yellow varieties of the Andean tuber ... Ulluco is a crop that contains betalains pigments in the base form of betacyanins and acid form of betaxanthins. ...
The betalain pigments are unique in plants of this order and occur in all its families with the exception of Caryophyllaceae ... Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. Springer. pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-3-642-07680-0. "Caryophyllales". Angiosperm Phylogeny ...
Capparales and non-betalain Caryophyllales. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Vol. V. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 305 ...
Kubitzki, Klaus; Bayer, Clemens (2013). Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. ...
Klaus Kubitzki, Clemens Bayer (2003). Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Capparales, Malvales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. ...
... and Non-Betalain Caryophyllales. The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol. 5. Springer. pp. 75-174. ISBN 978-3-540-42873 ...
... and Non-Betalain Caryophyllales. The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol. 5. Springer. pp. 75-174. ISBN 978-3-540-42873 ...
Kubitzki, Klaus; Bayer, Clemens (2013-04-17). Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain ...
Flowering plants, Dicotyledons: Malvales, Capparales, and non-betalain Caryophyllales. The Families and genera of vascular ...
Widespread in the Amaranthaceae is the occurrence of betalain pigments. The former Chenopodiaceae often contain isoflavonoids. ...
The three major pigments involved in floral color change are anthocyanins, carotenoids, and betalains. Color changes can occur ... or an accumulation of betalains. Floral color change may also be caused by an increase or decrease in pH causing a reddening/ ...
2005). "Urinary pharmacokinetics of betalains following consumption of red beet juice in healthy humans". Pharmacological ...
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Pokeweed berries also contain betalain pigments such as betanin and others. The leaves contain a number of common flavonols. ... "Flavonoids from the leaves of betalain-containing species, Phytolacca americana (Phytolaccaceae)". Bulletin of the National ...
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The red color of the fruit and juice is due to betalains, (betanin and indicaxanthin). The plant also contains flavonoids, such ... fruit extracts and reducing properties of its betalains: betanin and indicaxanthin". J. Agric. Food Chem. 50 (23): 6895-901. ...
... the reddish hues are due to betalain pigments as usual for Caryophyllales. The fruit is berry-like, club-shaped or elongated, ...
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Influence of ascorbic acid addition on betalain production. In: 25th Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Conference (MSPPC ...
... and betalain content. Considering the thermolability of betalains and their potential applications in food, the thermal ... Betalains are plant pigments with biological properties and can be used instead of synthetic colorants to confer color and ... Based on the results, the prickly pear varieties used in this study can be considered as a good source of betalains with ... Gaining knowledge on betalain thermal stability will make it possible to propose specific applications, for example, in ...
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Betalains give beets their rich red color. It is a phytonutrient produced by plants that has powerful antioxidant and anti- ... Red and purple beets are especially high in a type of betalain called betacyanins. Yellow or golden beets are packed with a ... Beets contains compounds such as nitrates, betaine and pigments called betalains, which have several health benefits. Nitrates ... different group of betalain called betaxanthins. These color beets decrease the chance of beeturia, pink or red colored urine. ...
Betalains reduce inflammation and may help protect against cancer and other diseases. ... Theyre one of the few vegetables that contain betalains, a powerful antioxidant that gives beets their vibrant color. ...
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Some red or yellow vegetables, such as beets, contain betalains. Researchers have found that betalains provide anti- ...
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Pavlov AI, Georgiev MI, Bley T (2007) Batch and Fed-batch production of betalains by red beet (Beta vulgaris) hairy roots in a ... Pavlov A, Weber J, Georgiev V, Bley T (2010) Antioxidant activity and phenolic content of betalain extracts from intact plants ... Georgiev V, Pavlov A, Ilieva M, Bley T (2008) Betalains production in plant in vitro systems. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, DOI ... Pavlov A, Bley T (2006) Betalains biosynthesis by Beta vulgaris L. hairy root culture in a temporary immersion system. Process ...
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Conversion of tyrosine to L-DOPA constitues the first step of betalain biosynthesis in plants. Recently, the gene responsible ... for this step was identified in beetroot, BvCYP76AD6, that is the source of yellow and purple betalain pigments. Overexpression ...
Conversion of tyrosine to L-DOPA constitues the first step of betalain biosynthesis in plants. Recently, the gene responsible ... for this step was identified in beetroot, BvCYP76AD6, that is the source of yellow and purple betalain pigments. Overexpression ...
The start-up ‒ Phytolon ‒ is now working on scaling up the production of plant pigments called betalains. Betalains are best ... the yeast-grown betalains are quite pure: "The yeast cells actually secrete the betalains like sweat…it makes everything ... Betalains are rare compared to other plant pigments, however, and they had not, until now, been well studied. Prof. Asaph ... They then created genetically engineered yeast that not only produces betalains, but secretes them in quantity. ...
The RUBY gene encodes a multi-gene product transcriptional unit that encodes enzymes that produce the beet betalain pigment ... VP64-HAB1*-based constructs drive the expression of the synthetic betalain pigment biosynthetic gene RUBY53 or EGFP; these ... circuit driving expression of the betalain pigment marker RUBY (see diagram above images) treated with 250 nM azinphos-ethyl ... drives expression of the beet pigment betalain; these transgenic plants become visibly pigmented in response to low nM ...
... like the betalain red pigment. One way to tease it out would be to come up with some kind of nitrate-depleted beet juice-has ... like the betalain red pigment. One way to tease it out would be to come up with some kind of nitrate-depleted beet juice-has ...
  • The name "betalain" comes from the Latin name of the common beet (Beta vulgaris), from which betalains were first extracted. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most heavily studied betalain is betanin, also called beetroot red after the fact that it may be extracted from red beet roots. (wikipedia.org)
  • To get the most from beet betalains, don't cook your beets too long. (doctorshealthpress.com)
  • Dr. Halim Jubran, the company's CEO, was recently interviewed in FoodNavigator-USA, where he explained that, unlike beet extract, which contains a low percentage of betalains and a beet aftertaste, or other cell-based products that may be hard to extract from the cells, the yeast-grown betalains are quite pure: "The yeast cells actually secrete the betalains like sweat…it makes everything cheaper and more reliable. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • The beet roots contain betalains which are richly colored pigments with antioxidant properties along with phytonutrients. (nutritionistreviews.com)
  • They're one of the few vegetables that contain betalains, a powerful antioxidant that gives beets their vibrant color. (webmd.com)
  • They also contain betalains, antioxidants that give beets their vibrant color and have anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties. (sunfood.com)
  • Beets contains compounds such as nitrates, betaine and pigments called betalains, which have several health benefits. (vitacost.com)
  • The start-up ‒ Phytolon ‒ is now working on scaling up the production of plant pigments called betalains. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • They contain some special phytonutrients called betalains. (doctorshealthpress.com)
  • Beets are packed with all sorts of phytonutrients, like the betalain red pigment. (nutritionfacts.org)
  • Beets contain phytonutrients called betalains, which are anti-oxidant and anti- inflammatory. (commonsensehome.com)
  • Betanin and vulgaxanthin, two examples of betalains, have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. (todaysdietitian.com)
  • Like beets, Swiss chard has betalains that are anti-inflammatory properties. (juicing-for-health.com)
  • A team at the Tokyo University of Science and Iwate Biotechnology Research Center have successfully genetically engineered tomatoes to produce the plant pigment betalain with significant anti-inflammatory effects. (nutraingredients.com)
  • The objective of this work was to carry out the chemical characterization of two varieties of prickly pear of Opuntia ficus-indica , one of yellow- orange coloration (Mandarina) and the other of purple coloration (Vigor), through measurements of chemical parameters and color in pulp, antioxidant activity , total phenolic compounds , and betalain content. (bvsalud.org)
  • According to a study in the January 2019 issue of the ‌ Journal of Food Chemistry ‌, beetroot also contains a variety of beneficial bioactive compounds, including phenolic compounds, carotenoids, flavonoids and betalains. (livestrong.com)
  • Considering the thermolability of betalains and their potential applications in food , the thermal stability and activation energy of betacyanins from Vigor variety and betaxanthins from the Mandarina variety were also evaluated and compared with those from beetroot, the main source of betalains . (bvsalud.org)
  • Recently, the gene responsible for this step was identified in beetroot, BvCYP76AD6, that is the source of yellow and purple betalain pigments. (jic.ac.uk)
  • Red beetroot is the primary source of betalains in western diets, as they are not widely present in the plant world [63]. (bristolcancerhelp.org)
  • Gaining knowledge on betalain thermal stability will make it possible to propose specific applications, for example, in processed foods requiring different pigment stabilities. (bvsalud.org)
  • Conversion of tyrosine to L-DOPA constitues the first step of betalain biosynthesis in plants. (jic.ac.uk)
  • There are two categories of betalains: Betacyanins include the reddish to violet betalain pigments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Betalains (betacyanins) were first isolated and its chemical structure discovered in 1960 at the University of Zurich by Dr. Tom Mabry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Red and purple beets are especially high in a type of betalain called betacyanins. (vitacost.com)
  • Betalains are a class of red and yellow tyrosine-derived pigments found in plants of the order Caryophyllales, where they replace anthocyanin pigments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beets contain betalain- a powerful antioxidant. (metro.ca)
  • Betalains are plant pigments with biological properties and can be used instead of synthetic colorants to confer color and functional properties to foods . (bvsalud.org)
  • Betalains are rare compared to other plant pigments, however, and they had not, until now, been well studied. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • Betalain pigments occur only in the Caryophyllales and some Basidiomycota (mushrooms), for instance Hygrophoraceae (waxcaps). (wikipedia.org)
  • Among the flowering plant order Caryophyllales, most members produce betalains and lack anthocyanins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malvales, Capparales and Non-betalain Caryophyllales. (wikimedia.org)
  • They then created genetically engineered yeast that not only produces betalains, but secretes them in quantity. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • First, they're packed with betalains , a group of potent antioxidants that stimulate liver function and protect it from oxidative stress. (localquoter.net)
  • Chemical characterization of yellow-orange and purple varieties of Opuntia ficus-indica fruits and thermal stability of their betalains. (bvsalud.org)
  • Results for chemical characterization agreed with previous prickly pear reports of other regions, while the thermal degradation kinetics of betalains showed a first-order degradation pattern with respect to time and temperature treatment . (bvsalud.org)
  • It is now known that betalains are aromatic indole derivatives synthesized from tyrosine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Addition of TFE (2,2,2-trifluoroethanol) is reported to improve the hydrolytic stability of some betalains in aqueous solution. (wikipedia.org)
  • The physiological function of betalains in plants is uncertain, but there is some evidence that they may have fungicidal properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, betalains have been found in fluorescent flowers, though their role in these plants is also uncertain. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was once thought that betalains were related to anthocyanins, the reddish pigments found in most plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The betalain pigments are unique in plants of this order and occur in all its families with the exception of Caryophyllaceae and Molluginaceae . (wikipedia.org)
  • Whether you have dry, sensitive, or mature skin, the Prickly Pear Seed Oil 's high vitamin E and betalain content works to restore elasticity, soften, and hydrate the skin at the same time. (style.ca)
  • Betalains are best known for the deep color of beets and the bright ones of bougainvillea, but they come in shades from dark purple to yellow. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • However, betalains are structurally and chemically unlike anthocyanins and the two have never been found in the same plant together. (wikipedia.org)
  • The deep red color of beets, bougainvillea, amaranth, and many cacti results from the presence of betalain pigments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Betaxanthins are those betalain pigments which appear yellow to orange. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prof. Asaph Aharoni and his group in the Institute's Plant and Environmental Sciences Department several years ago applied advanced genomic techniques they had developed for mapping out the specific genes controlling the metabolic pathway leading to betalain production. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • Betalains are full of unsaturated fatty acids that are critical to protecting against wrinkle-inducing free radical damage and stimulating healthy cell production. (style.ca)
  • Both betalains and anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments found in the vacuoles of plant cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each betalain is a glycoside, and consists of a sugar and a colored portion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Betalains reduce inflammation and may help protect against cancer and other diseases. (webmd.com)