Arthrospira

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  1. doi Impact of microcystin containing diets on physiological performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) concerning detoxification
    Andrea Ziková
    Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Environ Monit 12:2276-81. 2010
  2. ncbi Purification of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina (Arthrospira) fusiformis
    K M Minkova
    Institute of Plant Physiology, Acad M Popov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad G Bonchev Str, Bl 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
    J Biotechnol 102:55-9. 2003
  3. doi First detection of anatoxin-a in human and animal dietary supplements containing cyanobacteria
    Sandra Rellán
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica y Alimentaria, Facultad de Quimica, Edificio de Ciencias Experimentales, Campus Universitario, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
    Food Chem Toxicol 47:2189-95. 2009
  4. doi Protein measurements of microalgal and cyanobacterial biomass
    Cynthia Victoria González López
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, E04120 Almería, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:7587-91. 2010
  5. ncbi Molecular authentication and characterization of the antiherpetic activity of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira fusiformis
    M Sharaf
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmazie 65:132-6. 2010
  6. ncbi Enhanced biomass and gamma-linolenic acid production of mutant strain Arthrospira platensis
    Gang Guk Choi
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daejeon 305 806, Korea
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 18:539-44. 2008
  7. pmc Optimization of metabolic capacity and flux through environmental cues to maximize hydrogen production by the cyanobacterium "Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima"
    Gennady Ananyev
    Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Hoyt Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6102-13. 2008
  8. doi An efficient DNA isolation protocol for filamentous cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira
    Nicolas Morin
    Expert group for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 80:148-54. 2010
  9. ncbi Transformation of Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438) with Tn5 transposase-transposon DNA-cation liposome complex
    Yoshikazu Kawata
    Special Division for Green Life Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, 1 8 31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563 8577, Japan
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 6:355-63. 2004
  10. ncbi Identification of a metabolic network structure representative of Arthrospira (spirulina) platensis metabolism
    Guillaume Cogne
    Laboratoire de Genie Chimique et Biochimique, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 84:667-76. 2003

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  1. doi Impact of microcystin containing diets on physiological performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) concerning detoxification
    Andrea Ziková
    Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Environ Monit 12:2276-81. 2010
    ..biomass with 19.54 μg MC-LR g(-1) diet), and (4) Arthr-20% (containing 20% dried Arthrospira sp. biomass without MC-LR)...
  2. ncbi Purification of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina (Arthrospira) fusiformis
    K M Minkova
    Institute of Plant Physiology, Acad M Popov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad G Bonchev Str, Bl 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
    J Biotechnol 102:55-9. 2003
    C-phycocyanin was purified from Spirulina (Arthrospira) fusiformis by a multi-step treatment of the crude extract with rivanol in a ratio 10:1 (v/v), followed by 40% saturation with ammonium sulfate...
  3. doi First detection of anatoxin-a in human and animal dietary supplements containing cyanobacteria
    Sandra Rellán
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica y Alimentaria, Facultad de Quimica, Edificio de Ciencias Experimentales, Campus Universitario, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
    Food Chem Toxicol 47:2189-95. 2009
    ..These supplements most commonly contain the genera Spirulina (Arthrospira) and Aphanizomenon and their consumption represent a potential route for anatoxin-a exposure in cases where ..
  4. doi Protein measurements of microalgal and cyanobacterial biomass
    Cynthia Victoria González López
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, E04120 Almería, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:7587-91. 2010
    ..and of the cyanobacteria Synechocystis aquatilis and Arthrospira platensis was measured by the Lowry method following disruption of the cells by milling with inert ceramic ..
  5. ncbi Molecular authentication and characterization of the antiherpetic activity of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira fusiformis
    M Sharaf
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmazie 65:132-6. 2010
    ..Two different strains of the nontoxic cyanobacterium Arthrospira from the United States and Egypt have been characterized by sequence analysis of the intergenic spacer region ..
  6. ncbi Enhanced biomass and gamma-linolenic acid production of mutant strain Arthrospira platensis
    Gang Guk Choi
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daejeon 305 806, Korea
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 18:539-44. 2008
    A mutant of Arthrospira platensis PCC 9108, strain M9108, obtained by mutagenesis with UV treatment, was able to mixotrophically grow in an SOT medium containing 40 g of glucose/l. The biomass and specific growth rate of strain M9108 (4...
  7. pmc Optimization of metabolic capacity and flux through environmental cues to maximize hydrogen production by the cyanobacterium "Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima"
    Gennady Ananyev
    Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Hoyt Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6102-13. 2008
    ..photosynthesis/fermentation (P/F) process are reported for the hypercarbonate-requiring cyanobacterium "Arthrospira maxima...
  8. doi An efficient DNA isolation protocol for filamentous cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira
    Nicolas Morin
    Expert group for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 80:148-54. 2010
    Thanks to their photosynthetic and nutritive properties, cyanobacteria of the Arthrospira genus are of interest as food supplements, as efficient oxygen producing life support system organisms for manned space flight, and for the ..
  9. ncbi Transformation of Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438) with Tn5 transposase-transposon DNA-cation liposome complex
    Yoshikazu Kawata
    Special Division for Green Life Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, 1 8 31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563 8577, Japan
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 6:355-63. 2004
    ..liposome complex by electroporation to improve the transformation efficiency for Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438). Aggregation of cells became visible after 3 weeks during 2...
  10. ncbi Identification of a metabolic network structure representative of Arthrospira (spirulina) platensis metabolism
    Guillaume Cogne
    Laboratoire de Genie Chimique et Biochimique, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 84:667-76. 2003
    A comprehensive network structure for the autotrophic growth of Arthrospira platensis is proposed...
  11. ncbi Spectroscopic properties of the carotenoid 3'-hydroxyechinenone in the orange carotenoid protein from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima
    Tomas Polivka
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Box 124, S 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Biochemistry 44:3994-4003. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the binding-induced conformational change and activation of the ICT state that leads to a shortening of hECN lifetime effectively makes the protein-bound hECN a more effective energy dissipator...
  12. ncbi Chemoprotective effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) against cyclophosphamide-induced mutagenicity in mice
    G Chamorro-Cevallos
    Departamento de Farmacia, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Prolongacion Carpio y Plan de Ayala S N, 11340 México D F, Mexico
    Food Chem Toxicol 46:567-74. 2008
    ..Semen examination of a separate group of mice showed that SP improved its quality. Our results illustrate protective effects of SP in relation to CP-induced genetic damage to germ cells...
  13. ncbi Quantitative assessment of intrinsic carbonic anhydrase activity and the capacity for bicarbonate oxidation in photosystem II
    Warwick Hillier
    Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Biochemistry 45:2094-102. 2006
    ..The measurements were made on PSII samples prepared from spinach, Thermosynechococcus elongatus, and Arthrospira maxima...
  14. ncbi An experimental study of toxin production in Arthrospira fusiformis (Cyanophyceae) isolated from African waters
    Aidate Mussagy
    Department of Biological Sciences, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, P O Box 257, Maputo, Mozambique
    Toxicon 48:1027-34. 2006
    b>Arthrospira is one genus of cyanoprokaryota for which information on toxin production exists for only a few strains...
  15. doi Chemoprevention of rat mammary carcinogenesis by spirulina
    Allal Ouhtit
    Department of Genetics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Electronic address
    Am J Pathol 184:296-303. 2014
    Spirulina (SP) (Arthrospira platensis; previously Spirulina platensis) is a filamentous blue-green microalga (cyanobacterium) with potent dietary phytoantioxidant and anticancerous properties...
  16. ncbi Characterization and expression of AmphiCL encoding cathepsin l proteinase from amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense
    Yongjun Wang
    Department of Marine Biology, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, 266003 Qingdao, PR, China
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 7:279-86. 2005
    ..RT-PCR also showed that although AmphiCL expression in the gut was significantly downregulated by feeding Arthrospira platensis powder, a protein-rich food, its expression in the same tissue was upregulated by exposure to ..
  17. ncbi Antiviral activity of Arthrospira-derived spirulan-like substances
    Sabine Rechter
    Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Antiviral Res 72:197-206. 2006
    ..In this study we analyzed polysaccharide fractions isolated from Arthrospira platensis...
  18. doi Effect of dietary supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) on rabbit meat appearance, oxidative stability and fatty acid profile during retail display
    A Dal Bosco
    Department of Applied Biology, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy Electronic address
    Meat Sci 96:114-9. 2014
    ..Drip loss was significantly reduced in C-T and T groups that also showed the highest content of α-tocopherol and n-3 fatty acids content and the lower lipid oxidation...
  19. ncbi Uptake of macrominerals and trace elements by the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira platensis PCC 8005) under photoautotrophic conditions: culture medium optimization
    Guillaume Cogne
    LGCB, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:588-93. 2003
    ..Further simplifications of culture medium proved possible, mainly in the trace element solutions; concentrations of some elements were lowered and trace elements B, Mo, V, Cr, Ni, Co, W, and Ti were removed...
  20. ncbi Phytoremediation potential of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis: biosorption and toxicity studies of cadmium
    N Rangsayator
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Environ Pollut 119:45-53. 2002
    This study examines the possibility of using Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis TISTR 8217 to remove low concentrations of cadmium (less than 100 mg/l) from wastewater...
  21. ncbi Sodium dependency of the photosynthetic electron transport in the alkaliphilic cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    D Pogoryelov
    Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H 6701 Szeged, P O Box 521, Hungary
    J Bioenerg Biomembr 35:427-37. 2003
    b>Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis (A...
  22. doi Kinetic and growth parameters of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis cultivated in tubular photobioreactor under different cell circulation systems
    Lívia S Ferreira
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580, Bloco 16, 05508 900 São Paulo SP, Brazil
    Biotechnol Bioeng 109:444-50. 2012
    b>Arthrospira platensis was cultivated in tubular photobioreactor in order to evaluate growth and biomass production at variable photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD = 60, 120, and 240 µmol photons m(-2)s(-1)) and employing three ..
  23. doi Production of biofuels from pretreated microalgae biomass by anaerobic fermentation with immobilized Clostridium acetobutylicum cells
    E N Efremenko
    Institute of Biochemical Physics, RAS, Kosygin Str 4, Moscow 119334, Russia
    Bioresour Technol 114:342-8. 2012
    ..Maximum yields of butanol and ethanol were observed with Arthrospira platensis biomass used as the substrate...
  24. doi Investigation and modeling of biomass decay rate in the dark and its potential influence on net productivity of solar photobioreactors for microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    François Le Borgne
    Universite de Nantes, CNRS, GEPEA UMR CNRS 6144, boulevard de l Université, CRTT BP 406, 44602 Saint Nazaire Cedex, France
    Bioresour Technol 138:271-6. 2013
    Biomass decay rate (BDR) in the dark was investigated for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (microalga) and Arthrospira platensis (cyanobacterium)...
  25. pmc The S-helix determines the signal in a Tsr receptor/adenylyl cyclase reporter
    Karin Winkler
    Pharmazeutische Biochemie, Pharmazeutisches Institut, Universitat Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Biol Chem 287:15479-88. 2012
    ..We identified an S-helix of about 25 residues in the adenylyl cyclase CyaG from Arthrospira maxima...
  26. ncbi Nitrogen effects on proteins, chlorophylls and fatty acids during the growth of Arthrospira platensis
    Samah Ayachi
    Centre de Biotechnologie, Technopole de Borj Cedria, Unité des Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales, Tunisie
    Ital J Biochem 56:166-70. 2007
    Spirulina platensis (=Arthrospira platensis) is a tunisian strain which has been isolated for the first time in Oued Essed (Sousse, Sidi Bou Ali)...
  27. pmc Spirulina in clinical practice: evidence-based human applications
    P D Karkos
    Department of Otolaryngology, Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:531053. 2011
    Spirulina or Arthrospira is a blue-green alga that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions...
  28. pmc Dynamic metabolic profiling of cyanobacterial glycogen biosynthesis under conditions of nitrate depletion
    Tomohisa Hasunuma
    Organization of Advanced Science and Technology, Kobe University, 1 1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe, 657 8501, Japan
    J Exp Bot 64:2943-54. 2013
    ..b>Arthrospira platensis is a fast-growing halophilic cyanobacterium capable of accumulating glycogen and has the potential to ..
  29. ncbi Influence of ammonium chloride feeding time and light intensity on the cultivation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis
    Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 580, B 16, Sao Paulo 05508 900, Brazil
    Biotechnol Bioeng 100:297-305. 2008
    ..of both the feeding time and light intensity on the fed-batch culture of the cyanobacterium Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis using ammonium chloride as a nitrogen source...
  30. doi Cyanobacterial diversity in the hot spring, pelagic and benthic habitats of a tropical soda lake
    Pawan K Dadheech
    Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Stechlin Neuglobsow, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 85:389-401. 2013
    ..In contrast, we found that the pelagic zone and the sediments were inhabited by only a few taxa, dominated by Arthrospira and Anabaenopsis...
  31. doi Fed-batch cultivation of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis: potassium nitrate and ammonium chloride as simultaneous nitrogen sources
    M S Rodrigues
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 580, B 16, 05508 900 Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Bioresour Technol 101:4491-8. 2010
    ..5mM NH(4)Cl. A 30%-reduction of culture medium cost can be estimated when compared to KNO(3)-batch runs, thus behaving as a cheap alternative for the commercial production of this cyanobacterium...
  32. doi Antioxidant effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) maxima in a neurotoxic model caused by 6-OHDA in the rat striatum
    J C Tobón-Velasco
    Laboratorio de Neurofarmacologia, Departamento de Farmacia, Edificio 105 C, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 72570, Puebla, Mexico
    J Neural Transm 120:1179-89. 2013
    ..maxima) represents an effective neuroprotective strategy against 6-OHDA-caused neurotoxicity vía free radical production to preserve striatal dopaminergic neurotransmission in vivo. ..
  33. doi Purification of the photosynthetic pigment C-phycocyanin from heterotrophic Galdieria sulphuraria
    Laila Sørensen
    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Sohngaardsholmsvej 49, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Sci Food Agric 93:2933-8. 2013
    ..It is produced in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis grown phototrophically in open cultures...
  34. ncbi Molecular classification of commercial Spirulina strains and identification of their sulfolipid biosynthesis genes
    Chee Kuan Kwei
    School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 21:359-65. 2011
    ..is closely related to Halospirulina, whereas the other four Spirulina strains are closely related to Arthrospira. Homologs of sqdB and sqdX were identified in Spirulina (Jiangmen), Spirulina sp., S...
  35. ncbi The AplI restriction-modification system in an edible cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis NIES-39, recognizes the nucleotide sequence 5'-CTGCAG-3'
    Hideaki Shiraishi
    Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 77:782-8. 2013
    The degradation of foreign DNAs by restriction enzymes in an edible cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis, is a potential barrier for gene-transfer experiments in this economically valuable organism...
  36. doi Ultra-sensitive conductometric detection of pesticides based on inhibition of esterase activity in Arthrospira platensis
    Nadèje Tekaya
    University of Lyon, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, CNRS ENS UCBL UMR 5280, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
    Environ Pollut 178:182-8. 2013
    Enzymatic conductometric biosensor, using immobilized Arthrospira platensis cells on gold interdigitated electrodes, for the detection of pesticides in water, was elaborated...
  37. pmc Contribution of a sodium ion gradient to energy conservation during fermentation in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima CS-328
    Damian Carrieri
    Princeton University, Department of Chemistry and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7185-94. 2011
    ..to form excreted organic acids, alcohols, and hydrogen gas by the halophilic, alkalophilic cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima CS-328...
  38. ncbi Fatty acids by high-performance liquid chromatography and evaporative light-scattering detector
    Elisabetta Bravi
    Department of Economic and Food Sciences, Section of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Via S Costanzo n c n, 06126 Perugia, Italy
    J Chromatogr A 1134:210-4. 2006
    ..The proposed method is tested on: soybean oil (Glycine max L.) as reference sample, rice bran oil (Oryza sativa L.), pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita pepo L.) and algal oil (Arthrospira platensis Nordst.).
  39. doi Theoretical investigation of biomass productivities achievable in solar rectangular photobioreactors for the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    Jérémy Pruvost
    LUNAM Université, Universite de Nantes, CNRS, GEPEA, UMR6144, Bd de l Université, CRTT BP 406, 44602 Saint Nazaire Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Prog 28:699-714. 2012
    ..It was also found that with appropriate optimization of the residence time as permitted by the model, productivities close to maximal could be achieved for a given location...
  40. doi Modulation of DNA damage and alteration of gene expression during aflatoxicosis via dietary supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) and Whey protein concentrate
    Aziza M Hassan
    Cell Biology Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 79:294-300. 2012
    ..It could be concluded that both SPN and WPC induced a protective action and regulated the alteration of genes expression induced by AFs; however, the combined treatment may be useful than the single treatment...
  41. doi Adaptation of light-harvesting systems of Arthrospira platensis to light conditions, probed by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
    Seiji Akimoto
    Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:1483-9. 2012
    ..In the present study, we analyzed excitation relaxation dynamics in the cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis, grown under lights exhibiting different spectral profiles, by means of steady-state ..
  42. doi Simultaneous use of urea and potassium nitrate for Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis cultivation
    Denise C M Vieira
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Biotechnol J 7:649-55. 2012
    Urea has been considered as a promising alternative nitrogen source for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis if it is possible to avoid ammonia toxicity; however, this procedure can lead to periods of nitrogen shortage...
  43. doi In situ fluorescence and electrochemical monitoring of a photosynthetic microbial fuel cell
    Alister E Inglesby
    Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA, UK
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 15:6903-11. 2013
    Using an in-house developed platform, the performance of an Arthrospira maxima biofilm photosynthetic microbial fuel cell (PMFC) was monitored both optically and electrochemically...
  44. doi Synergistic enhancement of glycogen production in Arthrospira platensis by optimization of light intensity and nitrate supply
    Shimpei Aikawa
    Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1 1 Rokkodai, Kobe 657 8501, Japan
    Bioresour Technol 108:211-5. 2012
    b>Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis, a fast-growing halophilic cyanobacterium able to accumulate glycogen, was investigated for its feasibility to serve as feedstock for fermentative production of biofuels and chemicals...
  45. doi Arthrospira platensis biomass with high protein content cultivated in continuous process using urea as nitrogen source
    I Avila-Leon
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Appl Microbiol 112:1086-94. 2012
    b>Arthrospira platensis has been studied for single-cell protein production because of its biomass composition and its ability of growing in alternative media...
  46. ncbi [Update on the pharmacology of Spirulina (Arthrospira), an unconventional food]
    Germán Chamorro
    Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, M A D México Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brasil
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 52:232-40. 2002
    Spirulina (Arthrospira), a filamentous, unicellular alga, is a cyanobacterium grown in certain countries as food for human and animal consumption. It is also used to derive additives in pharmaceuticals and foods...
  47. doi The immobilization of Arthrospira platensis biomass in different matrices--a practical application for lead biosorption
    Aleksandra Duda-Chodak
    Department of Fermentation Technology and Technical Microbiology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 48:509-17. 2013
    The biosorption of lead by cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis) immobilized in different matrices was studied...
  48. ncbi Protective effect of Arthrospira maxima on fatty acid composition in fatty liver
    Patricia V Torres-Duran
    Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
    Arch Med Res 37:479-83. 2006
    b>Arthrospira maxima has been widely used for nutritional purposes. Additionally, A. maxima has shown immunomodulator, antiviral, antioxidant, vasomotor and hypolipidemic effects in laboratory and animal studies. A...
  49. ncbi Arthrospira maxima prevents the acute fatty liver induced by the administration of simvastatin, ethanol and a hypercholesterolemic diet to mice
    J L Ble-Castillo
    Laboratorio de Análisis Clínicos, Hospital General de Zona No 1, Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, Villahermosa, Tabasco
    Life Sci 70:2665-73. 2002
    ..5 times higher, respectively, than in control animals. When Arthrospira maxima was given with diet two weeks prior the onset of fatty liver induction, there was a decrement of liver ..
  50. pmc Bioactivity and applications of sulphated polysaccharides from marine microalgae
    Maria Filomena de Jesus Raposo
    CBQF Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Centro Regional do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 4200 072 Porto, Portugal
    Mar Drugs 11:233-52. 2013
    Marine microalgae have been used for a long time as food for humans, such as Arthrospira (formerly, Spirulina), and for animals in aquaculture...
  51. doi Ultra-sensitive conductometric detection of heavy metals based on inhibition of alkaline phosphatase activity from Arthrospira platensis
    Nadèje Tekaya
    University Lyon, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, CNRS ENS UCBL UMR 5280, Villeurbanne, France
    Bioelectrochemistry 90:24-9. 2013
    ..is based on the conductometric measurement of alkaline phosphatase activity (APA) from the cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis, called Spirulina...
  52. doi Amino acid neurotoxins in feathers of the Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor
    J S Metcalf
    Institute for Ethnomedicine, Box 3464, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
    Chemosphere 90:835-9. 2013
    The Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) is known to use cyanobacteria (primarily Arthrospira) as a major food source in the East African Rift Valley lakes...
  53. pmc Enhanced photosynthetic output via dichroic beam-sharing
    Mark D Redwood
    Unit of Functional Bionanomaterials, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Biotechnol Lett 34:2229-34. 2012
    ..71 % increase in combined photosynthetic activity was achieved by illuminating both Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis from a single beam of simulated sunlight, divided using a dichroic mirror...
  54. doi Photosynthetic efficiency and rate of CO2 assimilation by Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis continuously cultivated in a tubular photobioreactor
    Marcelo Chuei Matsudo
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Biotechnol J 7:1412-7. 2012
    Similar to other photosynthetic microorganisms, the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis can be used to produce pigments, single cell proteins, fatty acids (which can be used for bioenergy), food and feed supplements, and biofixation of ..
  55. doi Alteration of the biomass composition of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis under various amounts of limited phosphorus
    Giorgos Markou
    Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
    Bioresour Technol 116:533-5. 2012
    In this study the biomass composition alteration of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis under various amounts of limited phosphorus is studied...
  56. doi Evaluation of Arthrospira platensis extracellular polymeric substances production in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic conditions
    Lamia Trabelsi
    Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, BP 59, 5000, Monastir, Tunisia
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 58:39-45. 2013
    The kinetic study of Arthrospira platensis extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) production under different trophic modes-photoautotrophy (100 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1)), heterotrophy (1...
  57. pmc iAK692: a genome-scale metabolic model of Spirulina platensis C1
    Amornpan Klanchui
    Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Research Group, Biochemical and Pilot Plant Research and Development Unit, King Mongkut s University of Technology Thonburi, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Syst Biol 6:71. 2012
    Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis is a well-known filamentous cyanobacterium used in the production of many industrial products, including high value compounds, healthy food supplements, animal feeds, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, for ..
  58. doi Evaluation of growth yield of Spirulina (Arthrospira) sp. in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic cultures
    Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, Wroclaw University of Technology, ul Smoluchowskiego 25, 50 372, Wrocław, Poland
    World J Microbiol Biotechnol 28:437-45. 2012
    ..and nitrate-nitrogen in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic culture of blue-green alga Spirulina (Arthrospira) sp...
  59. doi Spirulina (arthrospira) protects against valproic acid-induced neural tube defects in mice
    Gerardo N Escalona-Cardoso
    Department of Physiology, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    J Med Food 15:1103-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, these results illustrate the protective action of SP through its antioxidant activity against VPA-induced teratogenicity...
  60. doi Red antenna states of Photosystem I trimers from Arthrospira platensis revealed by single-molecule spectroscopy
    Marc Brecht
    Institut fur Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:445-52. 2012
    ..of red (long-wavelength) chlorophylls in trimeric Photosystem I (PSI) complexes from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis...
  61. pmc Gene transfer in Leptolyngbya sp. strain BL0902, a cyanobacterium suitable for production of biomass and bioproducts
    Arnaud Taton
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30901. 2012
    ..5 M NaCl, 32 mM urea, high pH, and high solar irradiance. Its growth rate under outdoor conditions rivaled Arthrospira ("pirulina" strains...
  62. doi D1 protein turnover is involved in protection of Photosystem II against UV-B induced damage in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis
    Hongyan Wu
    Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, H 6726 Szeged, Hungary
    J Photochem Photobiol B 104:320-5. 2011
    By using two strains of Arthrospira (Spirulina)platensis, an economically important filamentous cyanobacterium, we compared the impairment of PSII activity and loss of D1 protein content under UV-B radiation...
  63. doi Influence of temperature and UVR on photosynthesis and morphology of four species of cyanobacteria
    M Valeria Fiorda Giordanino
    Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión, Casilla de Correos No 15 9103 Rawson, Chubut, Argentina Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina
    J Photochem Photobiol B 103:68-77. 2011
    ..Nostoc sp., Arthrospira platensis and Microcystis sp...
  64. doi Spirulina (Arthrospira) protects against cadmium-induced teratogenic damage in mice
    Norma Paniagua-Castro
    Department of Physiology, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnical Institute, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
    J Med Food 14:398-404. 2011
    The role of Spirulina (Arthrospira) in preventing cadmium (Cd) teratogenicity in ICR mice was studied. Cd was administered intraperitoneally to female mice at 1...
  65. doi Effects of light intensity and dilution rate on the semicontinuous cultivation of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis. A kinetic Monod-type approach
    Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil
    Bioresour Technol 102:3215-9. 2011
    ..carried out at different dilution rates (D) and light intensities (I) to determine the maximum productivity of Arthrospira platensis cultivated in helicoidal photobioreactor up to the achievement of pseudo-steady-state conditions...
  66. ncbi Production of indole-3-acetic acid by the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis strain MMG-9
    Mehboob Ahmed
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 20:1259-65. 2010
    The filamentous cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis strain MMG-9 was isolated from a rice field. The ability of this strain to synthesize the bioactive compound indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) was demonstrated...
  67. doi Impact of microcystin containing diets on physiological performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) concerning stress and growth
    Andrea Ziková
    Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, Brno, Czech Republic
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:561-8. 2010
    ..MC-5% [containing 5% dried Microcystis biomass], MC-20% [containing 20% dried Microcystis biomass], and Arthrospira-20% [containing 20% dried Arthrospira sp. biomass without toxin]) and fed to female Nile tilapia...
  68. doi Effect of crowding on the electron transfer process from plastocyanin and cytochrome c6 to photosystem I: a comparative study from cyanobacteria to green algae
    Manuel Hervas
    Instituto de Bioquimica Vegetal y Fotosintesis, Centro de Investigaciones Cientificas Isla de la Cartuja, Universidad de Sevilla and CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
    Photosynth Res 107:279-86. 2011
    ..c(6) and photosystem I from three different cyanobacteria, Synechocystis PCC 6803, Nostoc PCC 7119 and Arthrospira maxima, and a green alga, Monoraphidium braunii, has been investigated by laser flash photolysis, in order to ..
  69. doi In vitro evaluation of the effects of electrospun PCL nanofiber mats containing the microalgae Spirulina (Arthrospira) extract on primary astrocytes
    Sung Hoon Kim
    Department of Biological Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea
    Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 90:113-8. 2012
    ..Through this research and to the best of our knowledge, we first suggest a novel composite nanomaterial, an electrospun PCL-Spirulina nanofiber that could be used to treat CNS injured systems...
  70. doi CO₂ from alcoholic fermentation for continuous cultivation of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis in tubular photobioreactor using urea as nitrogen source
    Marcelo C Matsudo
    Dept of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580, Bl 16, São Paulo SP 05508 900, Brazil
    Biotechnol Prog 27:650-6. 2011
    ..As Arthrospira platensis can uptake this greenhouse gas, this study evaluates the use of the CO(2) released from alcoholic ..
  71. ncbi Changes in the Amount of Cellular Trehalose, the Activity of Maltooligosyl Trehalose Hydrolase, and the Expression of Its Gene in Response to Salt Stress in the Cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis
    Kazuko Ohmori
    Graduate School of Life Sciences, Showa Women s University
    Microbes Environ 24:52-6. 2009
    The amount of trehalose in cells of the cyanobacterium Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis increased rapidly when a high concentration of NaCl was added to the culture medium...
  72. doi Blue-green algae (Arthrospira platensis) as an ingredient in pasta: free radical scavenging activity, sensory and cooking characteristics evaluation
    Nacim Zouari
    Laboratoire de Biochimie et de Genie Enzymatique des Lipases, Ecole Nationale d Ingénieurs de Sfax ENIS, Sfax, Tunisia
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 62:811-3. 2011
    The effects of semolina enrichment with blue-green algae (Arthrospira platensis) at three different levels (1, 2 and 3 g/100 g of semolina) on the colour, cooking properties, firmness, free radical scavenging activity and sensory ..
  73. ncbi Cloning and analysis of the ggpS gene from Cyanobacteria Arthrospira spp. involved in the synthesis of an osmolyte glucosylglycerol
    Takeshi Yoshikawa
    Department of Biochemistry and Technology of Marine Food and Resources, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Biocontrol Sci 16:55-61. 2011
    The genus Arthrospira is a nonheterocystous filamentous cyanobacterium inhabiting diverse environments including those of high salinity...
  74. doi Fluorescence of the various red antenna states in photosystem I complexes from cyanobacteria is affected differently by the redox state of P700
    Eberhard Schlodder
    Max Volmer Laboratorium für Biophysikalische Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:1423-31. 2011
    ..5K: ≈ 740nm) was found to be strongly quenched by P700(+) similar to the reddest state in PS I trimers from Arthrospira platensis emitting at 760nm at 5K...
  75. ncbi P700+- and 3P700-induced quenching of the fluorescence at 760 nm in trimeric Photosystem I complexes from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    Eberhard Schlodder
    Max Volmer Laboratorium für Biophysikalische Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni, 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1706:53-67. 2005
    The 5 K absorption spectrum of Photosystem I (PS I) trimers from Arthrospira platensis (old name: Spirulina platensis) exhibits long-wavelength antenna (exciton) states absorbing at 707 nm (called C707) and at 740 nm (called C740)...
  76. doi Excited-state properties of the 16kDa red carotenoid protein from Arthrospira maxima
    Pavel Chábera
    Institute of Physical Biology, University of South Bohemia, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:30-5. 2011
    ....
  77. ncbi Temperature-independent and -dependent expression of desaturase genes in filamentous cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC 9438)
    P Deshnium
    National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Rama VI Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 184:207-13. 2000
    ..These findings suggest that the desaturation of fatty acids might not be a key mechanism in the response to the temperature change of S. platensis strain C1...
  78. ncbi Analysis on the factors affecting start-up intensity in the upstream sequence of phycocyanin beta subunit gene from Arthrospira platensis by site-directed mutagenesis
    Nan Guo
    College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, PR China
    Biotechnol Lett 29:459-64. 2007
    Six promoters in the 419 bp upstream sequence of the phycocyanin beta subunit gene of Arthrospira platensis FACHB341 have been previously cloned...
  79. ncbi Steady-state and transient polarized absorption spectroscopy of photosystem I complexes from the cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis and Thermosynechococcus elongatus
    Eberhard Schlodder
    Max Volmer Laboratorium für Biophysikalische Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1767:732-41. 2007
    Core antenna and reaction centre of photosystem I (PS I) complexes from the cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis and Thermosynechococcus elongatus have been characterized by steady-state polarized absorption spectroscopy, including linear ..
  80. ncbi Effects of oxygen and photosynthesis carbon cycle reactions on kinetics of P700 redox transients in cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis cells
    Yu V Bolychevtseva
    Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119071, Russia
    Biochemistry (Mosc) 72:275-81. 2007
    ..and respiration inhibitors on the electron transport in photosystem I (PSI) of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis cells were studied...
  81. ncbi Factors indicating culture status during cultivation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis
    Choong Jae Kim
    Environmental Biotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon 305 806, Republic of Korea
    J Microbiol 45:122-7. 2007
    ..Consequently, coil number per trichome and floating activity of S. platensis could readily act as simple indicators for determination of culture status or harvesting time of cells...
  82. ncbi In vivo bicarbonate requirement for water oxidation by Photosystem II in the hypercarbonate-requiring cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima
    Damian Carrieri
    Princeton University, Department of Chemistry and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Inorg Biochem 101:1865-74. 2007
    ..selective for this anion for efficient water oxidation activity in the hypercarbonate-requiring cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima, originally isolated from highly alkaline soda lakes...
  83. ncbi Induction of axenic culture of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis based on antibiotic sensitivity of contaminating bacteria
    Gang Guk Choi
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon 305 806, Korea
    Biotechnol Lett 30:87-92. 2008
    b>Arthrospira platensis SAG 21.99 and the isolated bacteria (Halomonas spp., Staphylococcus sp., etc.) from the culture of A. platensis SAG 21.99 were treated with five antibiotics to determine the minimal lethal concentrations...
  84. doi Arthrospira platensis harvesting with membranes: fouling phenomenon with limiting and critical flux
    N Rossi
    Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés GEPEA UMR CNRS 6144, Universite de Nantes, CRTT, 37 boulevard de l Université, BP 406, 44602 Saint Nazaire, France
    Bioresour Technol 99:6162-7. 2008
    The present work deals with the harvesting of Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina) from a diluted culture medium...
  85. ncbi Isolation and characterization of a new Arthrospira strain
    Michele Greque de Morais
    Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande, P O Box 474, 96201 900, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
    Z Naturforsch C 63:144-50. 2008
    A filamentous microorganism, morphologically similar to the cyanobacterium Arthrospira, was isolated from Mangueira Lagoon in Brazil, from which Arthrospira has not previously been isolated...
  86. doi Acute rhabdomyolysis caused by Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)
    Elias E Mazokopakis
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Phytomedicine 15:525-7. 2008
    ..We report the first case of acute rhabdomyolysis after ingestion of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis), a plantonic blue-green alga, as a dietary supplement.
  87. doi Production of phycocyanin--a pigment with applications in biology, biotechnology, foods and medicine
    Niels T Eriksen
    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Sohngaardsholmsvej 49, Aalborg, Denmark
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 80:1-14. 2008
    ..C-PC is presently extracted from open pond cultures of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis although these cultures are not very productive and open for contaminating organisms...
  88. ncbi Influence of pH, temperature, and urea molar flowrate on Arthrospira platensis fed-batch cultivation: a kinetic and thermodynamic approach
    Luis Dante Sánchez-Luna
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 580, B 16, 05508 900, Brazil
    Biotechnol Bioeng 96:702-11. 2007
    b>Arthrospira platensis was cultivated photoautotrophically at 6.0 klux light intensity in 5.0-L open tanks, using a mineral medium containing urea as nitrogen source. Fed-batch experiments were performed at constant flowrate...
  89. ncbi A newly developed assay for the quantitative determination of antimicrobial (anticyanobacterial) activity of both hydrophilic and lipophilic test compounds without any restriction
    Rainer B Volk
    Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Kiel, Gutenbergstrasse 76, D 24118 Kiel, Germany
    Microbiol Res 163:161-7. 2008
    ..The resulting regional decolourisation was readily identifiable within a species-dependent short time (e.g. for the species Arthrospira laxissima after 24h). This newly developed assay is applied for a patent in Germany.
  90. ncbi The effect of low light flux and nitrogen deficiency on the chemical composition of Spirulina sp. (Arthrospira) grown on digested pig waste
    E J Olguín
    Departamento de Biotecnologia, Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico
    Bioresour Technol 77:19-24. 2001
    ..Finally, polysaccharide content was significantly higher (P < 0.05) at the high light intensity and a very high content of total polysaccharides (28.41%) was observed in the complex medium...
  91. ncbi The cpcB-cpcA locus as a tool for the genetic characterization of the genus Arthrospira (Cyanobacteria): evidence for horizontal transfer
    Jean François Manen
    University of Geneva, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Chambésy, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:861-7. 2002
    To investigate the genetic diversity of the genus Arthrospira and to compare it with other cyanobacteria, sequences of 670 nt from the phycocyanin operon were determined for 23 natural, cultivated or commercial strains of Arthrospira and ..
  92. ncbi Structure of cytochrome c6 from Arthrospira maxima: an assembly of 24 subunits in a nearly symmetric shell
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 951570, 90095 1570, USA
    Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58:1104-10. 2002
    Cytochrome c(6) from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima is present in isoforms that can be resolved by size-exclusion chromatography...
  93. ncbi Dilution of solar radiation through "culture" lamination in photobioreactor rows facing south-north: a way to improve the efficiency of light utilization by cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis)
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione Dinamica del Suolo, Faunistica e Microrganismi Fotosintetici, CNR, Piazzale delle Cascine, 28 50144 Firenze, Italia
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:305-15. 2003
    ..01 m) arranged in rows in two photobioreactors facing south-north. A high Arthrospira yield of 47...
  94. ncbi The crystal structure of a cyanobacterial water-soluble carotenoid binding protein
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Structure 11:55-65. 2003
    ..the crystal structure of a water-soluble orange carotenoid protein (OCP) isolated from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima at a resolution of 2.1 A. OCP forms a homodimer with one carotenoid molecule per monomer...
  95. ncbi Structural and EPR characterization of the soluble form of cytochrome c-550 and of the psbV2 gene product from the cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, Box 951570, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1570, USA
    Plant Cell Physiol 44:697-706. 2003
    ..elongatus cytochrome c-550 structure to its counterparts from mesophilic organisms, Synechocystis 6803 and Arthrospira maxima, suggests that increased numbers of hydrogen bonds may play a role in the structural basis of ..
  96. ncbi Hydrodynamic alterations during cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis) growth from low to high biomass concentration inside tubular photobioreactors
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto F no, Firenze, Italy
    Biotechnol Prog 21:416-22. 2005
    The rheological behavior of an Arthrospira culture was studied from low to high biomass concentration. Two tubular undulating row photobioreactors (TURP-5r and TURP-10r), with a very short light path of 1...
  97. ncbi Growth characteristics of Arthrospira platensis cultured inside a new close-coil photobioreactor incorporating a mandrel to control culture temperature
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto F no, Firenze, Italy
    Biotechnol Bioeng 90:675-84. 2005
    The aim of this study was to investigate Arthrospira growth inside a new CCP incorporating a mandrel for culture temperature control. Some hydrodynamic aspects and photobioreactor performances were investigated as well...
  98. ncbi Design, operation, and modeling of a membrane photobioreactor to study the growth of the Cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis in space conditions
    Guillaume Cogne
    Laboratoire de Genie Chimique et Biochimique, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Prog 21:741-50. 2005
    A membrane photobioreactor was designed, implemented and used to grow the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis PCC 8005 in batch mode...
  99. ncbi Cloning and characterization of hoxH genes from Arthrospira and Spirulina and application in phylogenetic study
    Xiaohui Zhang
    College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, 266003, Peoples Republic of China
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 7:287-96. 2005
    Partial hoxH genes of 2 cyanobacterial genera, including 5 strains of Arthrospira and 2 strains of Spirulina, were cloned and characterized. This gene encodes the large subunit of nickel-iron hydrogenase...
  100. ncbi Single-laboratory validation of a method for the determination of c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin in Spirulina (Arthrospira) supplements and raw materials by spectrophotometry
    Noritaka Yoshikawa
    DIC LIFETEC Co, Ltd, Technical Department 12, Yawata kaigandori, Ichihara, Chiba 290 8585, Japan
    J AOAC Int 91:524-9. 2008
    ..3-1.0 and 1.0-1.5% for cPC and aPC, respectively. Recoveries were 99.2-102.4 and 100.0-104.0% for cPC and aPC, respectively. The results were satisfactory for the determination of cPC and aPC in Spirulina supplements...
  101. doi Enhancement of human adaptive immune responses by administration of a high-molecular-weight polysaccharide extract from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    Morten Løbner
    Department of Clinical Immunology and Blood Bank, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev, Denmark
    J Med Food 11:313-22. 2008
    The effect of consumption of Immulina, a high-molecular-weight polysaccharide extract from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis, on adaptive immune responses was investigated by evaluation of changes in leukocyte responsiveness to ..

Research Grants9

  1. Structure-function relations in Rieske-type proteins
    SERGEI DIKANOV; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will answer some fundamental questions about structural factors controlling the redox potentials of Rieske-type proteins, and provide insights to similar questions in other redox proteins. ..
  2. Structure of reaction intermediates in the bc1 complex
    SERGEI DIKANOV; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The central role of bc1 complex plays out in many medical scenarios in which defects lead to pathology, among them cellular death through ROS-mediated damage, mitochondrial myopathies, and apoptosis, and in drug targeting. ..
  3. Structure of reaction intermediates in the bc1 complex
    SERGEI DIKANOV; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The central role of bc1 complex plays out in many medical scenarios in which defects lead to pathology, among them cellular death through ROS-mediated damage, mitochondrial myopathies, and apoptosis, and in drug targeting. ..
  4. Structure of reaction intermediates in the bc1 complex
    Sergei A Dikanov; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The central role of bc1 complex plays out in many medical scenarios in which defects lead to pathology, among them cellular death through ROS-mediated damage, mitochondrial myopathies, and apoptosis, and in drug targeting. ..