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E18 Phycocyanin Powder

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Phycocyanin is a pigment from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble and therefore cannot exist within the membrane as do carotenoids, but aggregate forming clusters that adhere to the membrane called phycobilisomes.

Phycocyanin is a characteristic light blue colour, absorbing orange and red light, particularly near 620 nm (depending on which specific type it is), and emits fluorescence at about 650 nm (also depending on which type it is).

Allophycocyanin absorbs and emits at longer wavelengths than Phycocyanin C or Phycocyanin R. Phycocyanins are found in Cyanobacteria (previously called blue-green algae). Phycobiliproteins have fluorescent properties that are used in immunoassay kits.

Commodity Name Phycocyanin
Raw Material Arthrospira Platensis
Appearance Blue Fine Powder
Color Value (1%,1cm618nm) E18
Loss on drying <6%
As <1mg/kg
Pb <1mg/kg
Cd <0.2ppm
Hg <0.1ppm
Aerobic Plate Count <100,000 cfu/g
Yeast & Mold <100cfu/g
Coliform <10cfu/g
E.Coli Negative
Salmonella Negative

Shelf Life Two years when stored properly

Stored in dry and cool place, keep away from strong light and heat.

Storage of Phycocyanin

1. MOQ: 1kg
2. Ingredient: Porphyrin chorophyll-protein in Cyanobacteria
3. Character: Blue powder, water soluble, alcohol and lipid insoluble

Phycocyanin is the bluish pigment used by blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) to photosynthesize.

It accounts for as much as 20% of protein in cyanobacteria, and attaches itself to photosynthesizing membranes.

It act as a nitrogen-storing molecule. There is no metal in phycocyanin, and it is a very stable protein.

Phycocyanin may also act as an antioxidant. It appears to scavenge OH and RO radicals quite well. It may also work

as well as some NSAIDS to treat inflammation, and seems to have positive effects on liver microsomal lipid peroxidation.

Pigment derived from phycocyanin such as C-phycocyanin and Allophycocyanin have fluorescent properties that are

valuable to researchers in immumo assay kits. Phycocyanin is selective about which cells it attaches to making it simple

to track down.

It`s also used as a coloring agent in biological research, and as a natural color in a number of foods and cosmetics

because it is so safe.Function: