Phycocyanin is a by itself produced dejected colorant that is begin in blue-green algae and cyanobacteria, and is metal free. The colour stems from its absorbed openchain tetrapyrrole chromophores (phycocyanobilin). It fluoresces at a accurate wavelength, which agency that it can be used as a actinic tag. When the colorant is apparent to able ablaze in a sample, it absorbs all the ablaze activity and releases it back in a ambit of wavelengths which is actual narrow, and back it alone attaches to assertive cells, one can see which beef accept been tagged by the antibodies absorbed to the phycocyanin. It is a ablaze arresting abiding protein that works able-bodied with chlorophylls in the algae. The admixture is aswell used as a appearance abettor in drugal research, and it is safe abundant to use as a constructed appearance abettor in many types of foods and cosmetics.
Phycocyanin is the affiliation of proteins and water-soluble photosynthesis pigments.
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