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Possible Interaction: Carotenoids and Nicotine

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Carotenoids

Research Papers that Mention the Interaction

Nicotine , which was used to inhibit carotenoid cyclization, caused the accumulation of the acyclic carotenoid, lycopene.
Archives of Microbiology  •  2004  |  View Paper
Inhibition of the transformation of precursors into carotenoids by nicotine prevents the light-inducible development of PSII activity and CPa formation.
Planta  •  2004  |  View Paper
When R1mR cells were grown in the presence of nicotine , an inhibitor of carotenoid biosynthesis, both the proton uptake and ATP synthesis were completely depressed, but recovered after all-trans retinal was added externally.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics  •  1980  |  View Paper
Nicotine and 2-(4-chlorophenylthio)triethylammonium chloride (CPTA) each inhibit production of the normal carotenoids of Rhodomicrobium vannielii (Rhodospirillaceae), especially rhodopin, beta-carotene and spirillixanthin, and cause the accumulation of lycopene.
Biochimica et biophysica acta  •  1977  |  View Paper
In particular, nicotine inhibits the formation of cyclic carotenoids in many micro- organisms, and causes the accumulation of acyclic pigments considered to be intermediates in the bio- synthetic pathway.
FEBS letters  •  1977  |  View Paper
Nicotine inhibited the cyclization of carotenoid glucoside esters at low concentration (<1 mM).
Biochimica et biophysica acta  •  1973  |  View Paper