A carotenoid-pheophytin-protein complex from the digestive juice of silkworm (Bombyx mori L.)

Yuzo Shioi, Michio Doi, Tsutomu Sasa, Ryo Yoshimura

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Abstract

1. 1. A soluble carotenoid-pheophytin-protein complex was purified from the digestive juice of fifth instar silkworm larvae raised on mulberry leaves. 2. 2. The pigment-protein complex showed absorption maxima at 276, 429, 453, 481 and 670 nm. Major pigment components were identified as α-carotene, pheophytin a and b. 3. 3. This complex has an acidic protein component having an isoelectric point of 4.6. The molecular weight was estimated to be 68,000 with four identical subunits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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