Identification and antioxidant activity of melanin isolated from Hypoxylon archeri, a companion fungus of Tremella fuciformis.

@article{Wu2008IdentificationAA,
  title={Identification and antioxidant activity of melanin isolated from Hypoxylon archeri, a companion fungus of Tremella fuciformis.},
  author={Yao Jun Wu and Linjun Shan and Shuangxi Yang and Aimin Ma},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={217-21}
}
Melanin produced by Hypoxylon archeri, a companion fungus of Tremella fuciformis, was purified from the submerged culture medium and designated as HM. Ultraviolet-visible and FTIR spectra of the purified HM showed significant similarities with those of the synthesized melanin derived from tyrosine. Thus, the HM melanin was identified to be derived from the precursor molecule of tyrosine or dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA). The antioxidant activity of HM melanin, synthetic melanin and vitamin C… CONTINUE READING

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