Agent Name

Phycocyanin

CAS Number

11016-15-2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

C-Phycocyanin; Phycocyanins, C-; [ChemIDplus] C-phycocyanin, from Spirulina Platensis; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

'The metal-free blue phycobilin pigment in a conjugated chromoprotein of blue-green algae. It functions as light-absorbing substance together with chlorophylls." [ChemIDplus] "Phycocyanin is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. . . . Phycocyanins are found in Cyanobacteria (previously called blue-green algae)." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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