biochrome

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biochrome

[′bī·ō‚krōm]
(biochemistry)
Any naturally occurring plant or animal pigment.
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On a molecular level, the Best cells were slow to degrade rhodopsin, a biological pigment in photoreceptor cells, and had differences in calcium signaling and oxidative stress.
The function of the biological pigment melanin, for example, is to protect skin from radiation exposure, principally in the ultraviolet range.
The team, led by Angela Belcher, the Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, engineered a common, harmless bacterial virus called M13 so that it would attract and bind with molecules of a catalyst (the team used iridium oxide) and a biological pigment (zinc porphyrins).