Electrophoretic applications of phycobiliproteins.

  title={Electrophoretic applications of phycobiliproteins.},
  author={R Ar{\'a}oz and Michael Lebert and Donat Peter H{\"a}der},
  volume={19 2},
Phycobiliproteins are homologous chromoproteins which constitute the phycobilisomes, the light harvesting complexes of the photosynthetic apparatus in cyanobacteria, rhodophyta and cryptophyta. In the present work, phycocyanin (PC) and phycoerythrin (PE) from a Nostoc species are proposed as protein markers for electrophoretic techniques. Phycocyanin is a blue-colored phycobiliprotein; it carries phycocyanobilin as chromophoric group and is composed of two subunits, alpha and beta, with Mr of… CONTINUE READING