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Descriptor English: Phycoerythrin
Descriptor Spanish: Ficoeritrina
Descriptor Portuguese: Ficoeritrina
Descriptor French: Phycoérythrine
Tree number(s): D05.500.562.488.490.500.500.777
D08.811.600.710.490.500.500.777
D12.776.765.665
D23.767.705
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010799
Scope note: The metal-free red phycobilin pigment in a conjugated chromoprotein of red algae. It functions as a light-absorbing substance together with chlorophylls.
Annotation: a plant pigment protein
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Registry Number: 11016-17-4
CAS Type 1 Name: Phycoerythrins, R-
Previous Indexing: Bile Pigments (1972-1974)
Pigments (1974)
Plant Proteins (1972-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under PIGMENTS 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under PIGMENTS 1975-90
DeCS ID: 10999
Unique ID: D010799
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Phycoerythrin - Preferred
Concept UI M0016773
Scope note The metal-free red phycobilin pigment in a conjugated chromoprotein of red algae. It functions as a light-absorbing substance together with chlorophylls.
Preferred term Phycoerythrin



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