Methods for extraction and purification of phycobiliproteins

M. Y. Pylypenko, L. P. Kuzmina

Abstract


Phycobiliproteins are pigments of protein nature present in cyanobacteria, red algae and cryptomonads. They are widely used in biotechnology, foods, pharmacology, cosmetics, etc. Different methods for extraction and purification of phycobiliproteins have been studied for many years, but no standard technique exists. This review highlights an overview on the basic methods used for extraction and purification of phycobiliproteins.


Keywords


phycobiliproteins; extraction; purification; phycoerythrin; phycocyanin; allophycocyanin

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