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One of several red plant pigments; a betalain. An example is betanin. Elevated in urine of patients with beeturia.
[L. beta, beet, + G. kyanos, dark blue substance, + -in]
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The effects of host defence elicitors on betacyanin accumulation in Amaranthus mangostanus seedlings.
Callus induction and betacyanin quantification by HPLC/MS-MS in Alternanthera brasiliana (L.
Structural investigations on betacyanin pigments by LC NMR and 2D NMR spectroscopy, Phytochemistry.
Stability of betacyanin pigments from red purple pitaya fruit (Hylocereuspolyrhizus): influence of pH, temperature, metal ions and ascorbic acid.
Fruit flesh betacyanin pigments in Hylocereus cacti.
Structural and chromatic stability of purple pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus [Weber] Britton & Rose) betacyanins as affected by the juice matrix and selected additives.
In the present study the antiproliferative effects of betanin, a principle betacyanin pigment, isolated from the fruits of Opuntia ficus-indica, was evaluated on human chronic myeloid leukemia cell line (K562).