Phycocyanin is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family , along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin .
It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll . All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble , so they cannot exist within the membrane like carotenoids can .
Phycocyanin is a dark blue powder isolated from Spirulina . This Spirulina Extract Blue Pigment is used as a Natural Blue Pigment Edible .
The product phycocyanin , produced by Spirulina , is for example used in the food and beverage industry as the natural coloring agent 'Lina Blue' or 'EXBERRY Shade Blue' .
It can be found in sweets and ice cream .
In addition , fluorescence detection of phycocyanin pigments in water samples is a useful method to monitor cyanobacteria biomass .
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Phycocyanin has many important applications , mainly in Natural Blue Pigment Edible , health care foods , special reagents in biochemical experiments and so on .
Applications Social of Phycocyanin:
Phycocyanin can be used in many practices , it is particularly used medicine and foods applications .
It can also be used in genetics , where it acts a tracer due to its natural fluorescence .
There is a lot of research on phycocyanin applied to medicine in the society .
We need more technological progress and scientific research to explore the medical value of phycocyanin .
Anti-oxidation and Anti-inflammation
Phycocyanin has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties .
Peroxyl , hydroxyl , and alkoxyl radicals are all oxidants scavenged by C-PC .
C-PC , however , has a greater effect on peroxyl radicals . C-PC is a metal binding antioxidant as it prevents lipid peroxidation from occurring .
The peroxyl radicals are stabilized by the chromophore (a subunit of C-PC) . For hydroxyl radicals to be scavenged , it must be done in low light and with high C-PC levels .
Hydroxyl radicals are found at inflamed parts of the body . C-PC , being an anti-oxidant , scavenges these damage-inducing radicals , hence being an anti-inflammation agent .
Excess oxygen in the brain generates Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) . ROS causes damages to brain neurons , leading to strokes .
C-phycocyanin scavenges hydrogen peroxide , a type of ROS species , from the inside of astrocyte , reducing oxidative stress .
Astrocytes also increase the production of growth factors like BDNF and NDF , therefore , enhance nerve regeneration .
C-PC also prevents astrogliosis and glial inflammation .
C-phycocyanin is found to have hepatotoxicity protection .
Vadiraja et al. (1998) found an increase in the serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) when C-PC is treated against heptatoxins such as Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) or R-(+)-pulegone .
C-PC protects the liver by the means of the Cytochrome-P450 system .
It can either disturb the production of menthofuran or disturb formation of α , β-unsaturated- γ-ketoaldehyde .
Both of which are key components of the cytochrome P-450 system that produced a reactive metabolite that produce toxins when it binds to liver tissues . Another possible protection mechanism by C-PC can be the scavenging of reactive metabolites (or free radicals if the cause is CCl4).
C-phycocyanin (C-PC) has anti-cancer effects . Cancer happens when cells continue to grow uncontrollably . C-PC has been found to prevent cell growth .
C-PC stops the formation of tumour before the S phase . DNA synthesis is not performed due to the tumour cell entering G0 , resulting in no tumour proliferation .
Furthermore , C-PC induces apoptosis . When cells are treated with C-PC , ROS (Radical Oxygen Species) are made .
These molecules decrease BCl-2 (regulator of apoptosis) production . Here , BCl-2 inhibits proteins called caspases . Caspases are part of the apoptosis pathway .
When BCl-2 decreases , the expression of caspases increases . As a result , apoptosis occurs .
C-PC alone is not enough to treat cancer , it needs to work other drugs to overcome the persistence nature of tumour cells .
C-phycocyanin (C-PC) can be used as a natural blue food colouring .
This food colourant can only be used for low temperature prepared goods because of its inability to maintaining its blue colouring in high heats unless there is an addition of preservatives or sugars .
The type of sugar is irrelevant , C-PC is stable when there is high sugar content. Knowing so , C-PC can be used for numerous types of foods , one of which being syrups .
C-PC can be used for syrups ranging from green to blue colours . It can have different green tints by adding yellow food colourings .
Yanchi County Yijian Biotechnol Co.,Ltd
was founded in Dec 2012 ,
by Mr. Dezhi Zhang ,
the legal representative of the company .
Company registered capital is 10 million RMB .
The main business sectors are culture , processing , internal sales , import and export trade of Organic Spirulina and Organic Chlorella products .
Yijian is known globally as one of the major suppliers of microalgae products across the world .
Annual production rate is 600 Mt .
Average annual sales income is around 5 million dollar .
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