phycocyanobilin


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phycocyanobilin

[¦fī·kō‚sī·ə·nō′bī·lən]
(biochemistry)
C31H38O2N4 Phycobilin with an ethylidene side chain (=CH‒CH3) and only one asymmetric carbon atom (C1).
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Thus, the presence of D-glucose caused a reduction of pigment content in the cell, due to the inhibition of chlorophyll a and phycocyanobilin biosynthesis at the stage of the transformation of their universal precursor.
We have previously demonstrated that phycocyanobilin, a natural tetrapyrrolic compound similar to bilirubin, can attenuate the levels of mitochondrial superoxide and consequently shift the glutathione redox buffer towards reduction [25].
Oxygen radical absorbance capacity of phycocyanin and phycocyanobilin from the food supplement Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.
Scavenging of peroxynitrite by phycocyanin and phycocyanobilin from Spirulina platensis: protection against oxidative damage to DNA.
Hirata T, Tanaka M, Ooike M, Tsunomura T, Sakaguchi M (1999) Antioxidant activities of phycocyanobilin prepared from Spirulina platensis.
This protein contains a tetrapyrrole phycocyanobilin, which is responsible for antioxidant properties of Pc [16].