Lipids Are Us

a: Beta-carotene ~
b: tocopherol

What: "Beta-carotene is like tocopherol because it is also a lipid-soluble antioxidant. Compared to tocopherol, beta-carotene acts as a weak antioxidant and is only present in a 1/20 concentration of alpha-tocohpherol, and will only be used up after all other antioxidant defenses have been used."

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 22 2013 7:45 PM

It Passes The Ball To Chlorophyll....

a: Beta-carotene ~
b: assistant energy gatherer

What: "The energy that the carotene picks up from the light it absorbs is transferred to the chlorophyll to help it do its job in photosynthesis. Thus carotene is like an assistant energy gatherer. Unlike chlorophyll, however, carotene is more stable and, when chlorophyll dies out in the fall, the carotene remains and the leaf is yellow."

Writer: Dr. Bortrum
Date: Jul 22 2013 7:48 PM

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