biliprotein


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biliprotein

[‚bil·ə′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
The generic name for the organic compounds in certain algae that are composed of phycobilin and a conjugated protein.
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Origin of mammalian biliprotein and rearrangement of bilirubin glucuronides in vivo in the rat.
HPLC analysis of DTB solutions in human serum, HSA, or BSA revealed that DTB reacts spontaneously with albumin to yield small amounts of a biliprotein analogous to that formed in the reaction between albumin and bilirubin glucuronides.
Our findings do not support the conclusion of Franzini and Cattozo (8) that "After prolonged incubation at 37[degrees]C (up to 24 h) of DTB solutions in different protein matrices (HSA, HSR and BSA) no evidence for biliprotein formation has been obtained" (8).
c-phycocyanin: a biliprotein with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.
Chromatographic purofocation of biliproteins from Spirulina platensis.
Screening of additional cyanobacteria for the presence of biliproteins with desirable characteristics likely will result in additional discoveries of this nature [1,3].