phycobiliprotein


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phycobiliprotein

(fī′kō-bī′lə-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a group of water-soluble fluorescent proteins that are covalently attached to phycobilins in cyanobacteria and red algae. They are widely used for research and industrial purposes, especially as fluorescent tags and as dyes.
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During the course of the study, the concentrations of three phycobiliproteins of Oscillatoria in the control group increased steadily, up to 0.012 mgx[L.sup.-1], 0.008 mgx[L.sup.-1], and 0.004 mgx[L.sup.-1] seven days later, respectively.
Ti[O.sub.2] Film and Its Sensitization with the Phycobiliprotein and Phycobiliprotein Squaraine.
The supernatant containing phycobiliproteins were precipitated by 85% saturation of ammonium sulfate at 4degC and precipitants were collected by centrifugation at 6,000xg at 4degC for 30 min.
Rather, I think it is due to the high level of antioxidant carotenoids, which neutralize free radicals caused by radiation--the antioxidant phycobiliproteins in spirulina and polysaccharides in spirulina that chelate radioactive species and eliminate them from the body."
that also contains genes encoding other phycobiliproteins and bilin
Phycobiliprotein in the cells of Nostoc sp.--a cyanobiont of various lichen species of the genus Peitigera.
Glazer AN, Stryer L Fluorescent Tandem Phycobiliprotein Conjugates, Biophys J.
Another algae Cyanotech is researching is phycobiliprotein, a florescent protein used in medical diagnosis.
The pigments are called phycobiliproteins. The patent for the phycobiliprotein uses in FACS and other applications was issued to Glaser, Oi, and Stryer (3).
Indeed, endogenous phycocyanin did possess IgE reactivity on the ELISA and immunoblot (Figure 4C,D), indicating that phycocyanin in its native form--either alone or in a complex with other interacting phycobiliproteins (potentially LCM)--is the relevant cyanobacteria allergen.
Several species of microalgae can produce useful organic compounds or secondary metabolites for example; carotenoids, phycobiliproteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, sterols, vitamins and important polysaccharides [2].