EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

International journal of toxicology

A short-term toxicity study of Aspergillus carbonarius carotenoid.


PMID 22366116

Abstract

In a pharmacokinetic study, high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of blood samples of Wistar female rats fed with partially saturated canthaxanthin (PSC) of Aspergillus carbonarius showed the presence of the carotenoid in the plasma within 6 hours of feeding. In another study for safety assessment of PSC fed to rats over a period of 28 days at 0.05%, 0.10%, and 0.25%, the rats showed no changes in food intake. There were no significant differences observed in body weight, hematological parameters, or serum clinical enzymes compared to the control group not fed with PSC. Deposition of PSC in the eyes of the rats was also not observed. The results showed that PSC-fed rats were not adversely affected as far as toxicological studies were concerned.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

32993
Canthaxanthin (trans), analytical standard
C40H52O2