phycocyanin


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phycocyanin

(fī′kō-sī′ə-nĭn)
n.
Any of several bluish phycobiliproteins that are found especially in cyanobacteria.

phycocyanin

a blue pigment with a photosynthetic function found in cyanobacteria and red algae, with an absorption peak of 618 nm (see ABSORPTION SPECTRUM).
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Speaking about the Joint Venture, Muthu Murugappan, Business Head of Parry Nutraceuticals said, "To start with, we will be focusing on extracting Phycocyanin from Spirulina.
They are chlorophyll (green), carotenoids (yellow and orange) and phycocyanin (blue), the dominant color (Table 8).
Rheological characterization of coloured oil-in-water food emulsions with lutein and phycocyanin added to the oil and aqueous phases.
Detection of toxigenicity by a probe for the microcystin synthetase A gene (mcyA) of the cyanobacterial genus Microcystis: comparison of toxicities with 16S rRNA and phycocyanin operon (phycocyanin intergenic spacer) phylogenies.
Further studies on anti-inflammatory activity of phycocyanin in some animal models of inflammation.
The three major phycobiliproteins commonly found in cyanobacterial phycobilisomes are; Phycocyanin (PC), Allophycocyanin (APC) and Phycoerythrin (PE).
The remaining cell pellet was then incubated with the antibody mix anti-CD14 Phycocyanin 5 (PC5)/anti-CD33 PC5 for 20 min at 4[degrees]C in darkness, followed by erythrocyte lysis and leukocyte fixation via incubation with 1 mL fluorescence-activated cell-sorting (FACS) lysing solution for 15 min.
The presence of the phycobiliprotein phycocyanin was confirmed by the fluorescence method of Stewart & Farmer (1984), thereby placing the isolate unequivocally in the cyanobacteria; this fluorescence spectrum was identical to that of Synechococcus sp.