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Descriptor English: Betalains
Descriptor Spanish: Betalaínas
Descriptor Portuguese: Betalaínas
Descriptor French: Bétalaïnes
Entry term(s): Betalain Pigments
Tree number(s): D02.092.877.233
D02.675.276.136
D03.132.124
D03.383.621.080
D12.125.072.050.875.064
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050858
Scope note: Compounds derived from TYROSINE via betalamic acid, including BETAXANTHINS and BETACYANINS. They are found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Coloring Agents
Registry Number: 37279-84-8
Previous Indexing: Ammonium Compounds (1972-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; BETALAINS was under AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS 1982-2005, BETALAIN PIGMENTS was under PIGMENTS 1982-2004
History Note: 2006 (1972)
DeCS ID: 50529
Unique ID: D050858
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2016/05/27
Betalains - Preferred
Concept UI M0040320
Scope note Compounds derived from TYROSINE via betalamic acid, including BETAXANTHINS and BETACYANINS. They are found in the Caryophyllales order of PLANTS and some BASIDIOMYCETES.
Preferred term Betalains
Betalain Pigments - Narrower
Concept UI M0103468
Preferred term Betalain Pigments



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