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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De novo sequence analysis and intact mass measurements for characterization of phycocyanin subunit isoforms from the blue-green alga Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.
Also, Spirulina is rich in other nutritionally beneficial organic molecules such as gamma linoleic acid, phycocyanins, phenolic acids, beta-carotene and chlorophyll [10].
Spirulina contains several known antioxidants, e.g., chlorophyll a, carotenoids, phycocyanins, glutathione, tocopherol, and others [5-7].
El-Sawah, "Biofabrication of silver nanoparticles by phycocyanin, characterization, in vitro anticancer activity against breast cancer cell line and in vivo cytotxicity," Scientific Reports, vol.
Antioxidant properties of Spirulina are due to phycocyanin and vitamin E present in it [24,25].
The latter effect was observed also in mice treated with phycocyanin isolated from Spirulina and was accompanied by a decrease in cholesterol, triglycerides, and malondialdehyde (MDA) and by an increase in the serum total antioxidant capacity [16].
Separation and purification of phycocyanin from Spirulina sp.
The effect of polysaccharide and phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis var.
Sunnyvale, CA, November 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Turner Designs now offers phycocyanin (PC) as an optical configuration of their FluoroSense handheld fluorometer to assist with identification of PC containing algae typically associated with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).
We obtained anti-phycocyanin from Bioss (Woburn, MA), microtiter ELISA plates from Corning (Corning, NY), microcystin LR and anti-FceRI from EMD Millipore Corporation (Billerica, MA), Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium (EMEM) from ATCC (Manassas, VA), and phycocyanin, G418, and pNPP substrate from Sigma-Aldrich (St.