Microalgae have been reported to be excellent producers of bioactive molecules. Lutein is a pigment reported to have various beneficial effects for humans, and especially for eye well-being. In the current review, we summarize various methods that have been developed to optimize its extraction and bioactivities reported for human health. Several protective effects have been reported for lutein, including antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective activity. This review also reports attempts to increase lutein production by microalgae by changing culturing parameters or by using pilot-scale systems. Genetic engineering lutein production is also discussed. Considering the increasing aging of the worldwide population will create an increased need for lutein, a viable economic and eco-sustainable method to produce lutein is needed to face this market demand.

Montuori, E., Lima, S., Marchese, A., Scargiali, F., Lauritano, C. (2024). Lutein Production and Extraction from Microalgae: Recent Insights and Bioactive Potential. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 25(5) [10.3390/ijms25052892].

Lutein Production and Extraction from Microalgae: Recent Insights and Bioactive Potential

Lima, Serena;Marchese, Arima;Scargiali, Francesca;
2024-03-01

Abstract

Microalgae have been reported to be excellent producers of bioactive molecules. Lutein is a pigment reported to have various beneficial effects for humans, and especially for eye well-being. In the current review, we summarize various methods that have been developed to optimize its extraction and bioactivities reported for human health. Several protective effects have been reported for lutein, including antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective activity. This review also reports attempts to increase lutein production by microalgae by changing culturing parameters or by using pilot-scale systems. Genetic engineering lutein production is also discussed. Considering the increasing aging of the worldwide population will create an increased need for lutein, a viable economic and eco-sustainable method to produce lutein is needed to face this market demand.
1-mar-2024
Montuori, E., Lima, S., Marchese, A., Scargiali, F., Lauritano, C. (2024). Lutein Production and Extraction from Microalgae: Recent Insights and Bioactive Potential. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 25(5) [10.3390/ijms25052892].
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