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Astaxanthin Analysis Service

Astaxanthin Analysis Service

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Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring terpene unsaturated compound with many physiological activities that are beneficial to human health. Creative Proteomics can provide you with qualitative and quantitative assays for astaxanthin based on LC-MS and GC-MS technologies.

About Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a natural non-vitamin A pro-carotenoid, widely found in the biological world, especially in aquatic animals (such as shrimp, crabs, fish) or birds' feathers, as well as some algae and fungi, mainly to play a role in color development. Astaxanthin has a very important role in the growth and reproduction of fish, especially salmon and sturgeon after eating feed containing astaxanthin, astaxanthin accumulates in its skin and muscle in red, this fish is rich in nutrients, bright color and good taste.

In addition, the molecular structure of astaxanthin has two β-puranone rings and 11 conjugated double bonds, is a chain-breaking antioxidant, with antioxidant, anti-cancer, immune enhancement and other functions, can inhibit tumorigenesis, enhance immunity, scavenging free radicals in the body and a variety of physiological effects. Therefore, astaxanthin can be used as anti-carcinogenic preventive therapeutic agent, anti-aging agent, food coloring agent, etc. It has broad application prospects in food additives, aquaculture, cosmetics, health care products and pharmaceutical industry.

Structure of astaxanthinStructure of astaxanthin

Detection Platform

  • LC-MS/MS
  • Waters ACQUITY UPLC, MS-SCIEX QTRAP 4500/5500/6500

  • GC-MS
  • Agilent 7890B-5977A, Thermo TRACE 1300-TSQ 9000

Technical Workflow of Targeted Metabolomics of Astaxanthin

Technical Workflow of Targeted Metabolomics of Astaxanthin

Sample Preparation Suggestions

Sample typeSuggested sample quantity (per case)Number of repetitions (recommended)
Plant tissue≥ 1g≥ 6
Animals and clinical organizations≥ 200 mg≥ 10
Algae samples≥ 30mg freeze-dried powder / 300mg fresh samples≥ 6
Serum, plasma≥ 200 mg≥ 6
Urine≥ 200 μl≥ 6
Stool, intestinal contents≥ 500 μl≥ 6
Cell≥ 107≥ 6
Microorganism≥ 107 or ≥ 100 mg≥ 6
Culture broth, fermentation broth≥ 1 ml≥ 6

※ There is no restriction on sample varieties. For varieties with special requirements or rare varieties, please contact us for more information. After collecting the samples, they were quickly frozen in liquid nitrogen, and then transferred to -80°C for storage. Transported on dry ice.

Feedback to Customers

  • A detailed technical report will be provided at the end of the entire project, including experimental procedures and instrument parameters.
  • The report also includes quantitative results of targeted metabolites.
  • Part of the mass spectrum picture
  • Raw data

Project Cycle

  • A standard experimental procedure takes about 1 ~ 4 weeks.

Creative Proteomics has an integrated separation, detection, identification and quantification system, with excellent robustness and reproducibility, high sensitivity and ultra-sensitivity, and can provide fast and reliable targeted metabolomics services. Our one-stop service model can help you achieve a seamless connection between upstream and downstream experiments. Coupled with personalized analysis services, your analysis can reach the final research purpose. If you have any questions or specific requirements, please feel free to contact us.

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