is an antioxidant protector of human erythrocytes against lysis by peroxyl radicals.
Comparison of the structures of globins and phycocyanins
: evidence for evolutionary relationship.
Pigments such as echinenone and myxoxanthophyll, allophycocyanin, phycocyanin
and chlorophyll are present in it .
Only a study on functional biscuits containing Spirulina or phycocyanin
isolated from Spirulina reported similar levels of acceptability versus control .
Mass spectrometry identified two as the linker coremembrane peptide (LCM); the other three spots were identified as the [beta] subunits of phycocyanin
"It contains a significant amount of phycocyanin
and chlorophyll, which absorbs energy from the sun to manufacture carbohydrates to boost your energy."
probe as a tool for monitoring cyanobacteria in freshwater bodies.
Sl/No Compounds Examples Sources [beta]-carotene Fucoxanthin Chondrus crispu s Antheraxanthin, Mastocarpus stellatus 1 Carotenoids Lutein, Brown algae Violaxanthin, Red algae Xanthophylls Zeaxanthin Catechin, Epicatechin Gallate Taonia atomaria Fl avonoid s Cystoseira species 2 Phenols Ph lorotannins Palmaria palmata Stypodiol Sargassum pallidum Isoepitaondiol Fucus vesicu losus Taond iol Terpe noids 3 Pigments Phycoerythrin Red algae Phycocyanin
Chondrus crispu s 4 Vitamins Ascorbate Mastocarpus stellatus Vitamin A Sargassumsp.
Interestingly, it was observed that phycocyanin
, a natural compound known for its antioxidant properties, protects pancreatic [beta]-cells against IAPP-induced apoptosis by attenuating oxidative stress and modulating apoptotic pathways .
component of Cyactiv is phycocyanin
, which is known to act as an antioxidant and a selective COX-2 inhibitor with documented regulating properties.
Water chemical parameters (pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, blue-green algae phycocyanin
, conductivity, salinity, oxidation reduction potential) are recorded every 15 min by an early warming monitoring system (model GuardianBlue, HACH Company, Loveland, Colorado) and a multi-parameter water quality analyzer (model YSI6600, YSI Inc., Yellow Spring, Ohio).
In vivo fluorescence of phycocyanin
was measured as above, but using excitation and emission wavelengths of 630 and 660 nm, respectively (Seppala et al., 2007).