Phycocyanin (PC) consists of an open-chain tetrapyrrole compound and an apoprotein combined via a thioether bond, which is the main light-harvesting vehicle in Spirulina and forms the substructure of the phycobiliprotein body. Depending on whether it is derived from red algae or cyanobacteria, PC can be roughly divided into R.PC and C.PC. PC is currently widely used as a pigment in food additives and cosmetics. In addition, specially prepared PC has been used in some cell biology research methods, such as fluorescence flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, single-cell analysis, etc.


Biological Functions of Our Phycocyanin

  • Anti-oxidation. Many studies have shown that PC has antioxidant activity in scavenging hydroxyl and hydroperoxyl radicals.
  • Improve resistance to radiation. By establishing a mouse model of X-ray radiation injury, the researchers confirmed that PC can improve the antioxidant capacity of mice and reduce the oxidative damage caused by radiation to the body.
  • Enhance the body's immunity. In addition, PC has also been reported to reduce allergic reactions in mice through immunomodulatory activity.
  • Protect against chemical liver injury. Administration of PC complex can effectively inhibit alcohol damage to liver cells, inhibit the increase in serum and liver MDA, and protect liver cells.
  • Keep skin hydrated and reduce dryness.
  • Fluorescence. It has the potential to become a new-generation photosensitizer.

CD BioSciences, with its rich marine biological resources, aims to provide customers with a wide range of phycocyanin from seaweeds in the food, cosmetic, and biopharmaceutical sectors. If you are interested in our products, please contact us.

Products Name Specification Cat. # Price
C-Phycocyanin, 1 mg Phycocyanin MB-001 Inquiry
C-Phycocyanin, 5 mg Phycocyanin MB-002 Inquiry
C-Phycocyanin from Spirulina sp., 1 mg Phycocyanin MB-003 Inquiry
C-Phycocyanin from Spirulina sp., 5 mg Phycocyanin MB-004 Inquiry

Please kindly note that our products can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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