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C-PC [C-Phycocyanin] *CAS 11016-15-2*

Phycocyanin is a protein from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin, phycoerythrin and phycoerythrocyanin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble and therefore cannot exist within the membrane like carotenoids, but aggregate forming clusters that adhere to the membrane called phycobilisomes. Allophycocyanin absorbs and emits red light, and is readily found in Cyanobacteria, and red algae. Phycobilin pigments have excellent fluorescent properties that are extremely useful for flow cytometry-based immunoassays.
Phycocyanin is a protein from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin, phycoerythrin and phycoerythrocyanin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble and therefore cannot exist within the membrane like carotenoids, but aggregate forming clusters that adhere to the membrane called phycobilisomes. Allophycocyanin absorbs and emits red light, and is readily found in Cyanobacteria, and red algae. Phycobilin pigments have excellent fluorescent properties that are extremely useful for flow cytometry-based immunoassays.
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Physical properties
Molecular weight264,000
SolventWater
Storage, safety and handling
H-phraseH303, H313, H333
Hazard symbolXN
Intended useResearch Use Only (RUO)
R-phraseR20, R21, R22
StorageRefrigerated (2-8 °C); Minimize light exposure
UNSPSC12171501

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See also: PE and APC
CAS
11016-15-2
Molecular weight
264,000
C-Phycocyanin (C-PC) occurs as the major phycobiliprotein in many cyanobacteria and as a secondary phycobiliprotein in some red algae. The pigment has a single visible absorption maximum between 615 and 620 nm and a fluorescence emission maximum at ~650 nm. Its molecular weight is between 70,000 and 110,000 daltons. The pigment is composed of two subunits, ? and ?, which occur in equal numbers, but the exact number of ? and ? pairs which make up the molecule may vary among the species. Both ? and ? subunits contain only the PCB chromophore. In addition to absorbing light directly, this intensely blue pigment accepts quanta from phycoerythrin by fluorescence energy transfer in organisms in which PE is present. The red fluorescence of C-PC is transferred to allophycocyanin.

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Table 1. Volume of Water needed to reconstitute specific mass of C-PC [C-Phycocyanin] *CAS 11016-15-2* to given concentration. Note that volume is only for preparing stock solution. Refer to sample experimental protocol for appropriate experimental/physiological buffers.

0.1 mg0.5 mg1 mg5 mg10 mg
1 mM378.788 µL1.894 mL3.788 mL18.939 mL37.879 mL
5 mM75.758 µL378.788 µL757.576 µL3.788 mL7.576 mL
10 mM37.879 µL189.394 µL378.788 µL1.894 mL3.788 mL

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Chromophore attachment to phycobiliprotein beta-subunits: phycocyanobilin:cysteine-beta84 phycobiliprotein lyase activity of CpeS-like protein from Anabaena Sp. PCC7120
Authors: Zhao KH, Su P, Li J, Tu JM, Zhou M, Bubenzer C, Scheer H.
Journal: J Biol Chem (2006): 8573
Excitation energy transfer from phycobiliprotein to chlorophyll d in intact cells of Acaryochloris marina studied by time- and wavelength-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
Authors: Petrasek Z, Schmitt FJ, Theiss C, Huyer J, Chen M, Larkum A, Eichler HJ, Kemnitz K, Eckert HJ.
Journal: Photochem Photobiol Sci (2005): 1016
Single-molecule spectroscopy selectively probes donor and acceptor chromophores in the phycobiliprotein allophycocyanin
Authors: Loos D, Cotlet M, De Schryver F, Habuchi S, Hofkens J.
Journal: Biophys J (2004): 2598
Isolation and characterisation of phycobiliprotein rich mutant of cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp
Authors: Prasanna R, Dhar DW, Dominic TK, Tiwari ON, Singh PK.
Journal: Acta Biol Hung (2003): 113
Evaluation of Tolypothrix germplasm for phycobiliprotein content
Authors: Prasanna R, Prasanna BM, Mohammadi SA, Singh PK.
Journal: Folia Microbiol (Praha) (2003): 59
Co-ordinated expression of phycobiliprotein operons in the chromatically adapting cyanobacterium Calothrix PCC 7601: a role for RcaD and RcaG
Authors: Noubir S, Luque I, Ochoa de Alda JA, Perewoska I, T and eau de Marsac N, Cobley JG, Houmard J.
Journal: Mol Microbiol (2002): 749
Phycobiliprotein genes of the marine photosynthetic prokaryote Prochlorococcus: evidence for rapid evolution of genetic heterogeneity
Authors: Ting CS, Rocap G, King J, Chisholm SW.
Journal: Microbiology (2001): 3171
Phycobiliprotein-Fab conjugates as probes for single particle fluorescence imaging
Authors: Triantafilou K, Triantafilou M, Wilson KM.
Journal: Cytometry (2000): 226
Novel activity of a phycobiliprotein lyase: both the attachment of phycocyanobilin and the isomerization to phycoviolobilin are catalyzed by the proteins PecE and PecF encoded by the phycoerythrocyanin operon
Authors: Zhao KH, Deng MG, Zheng M, Zhou M, Parbel A, Storf M, Meyer M, Strohmann B, Scheer H.
Journal: FEBS Lett (2000): 9
Phycobiliprotein and fluorescence immunological assay
Authors: Wu P., undefined
Journal: Sheng Li Ke Xue Jin Zhan (2000): 82