Screening of melanin biosynthesis inhibitors from marine microalgae using Streptomyces bikiniensis bioassay

Yoji Wachi, Koji Sode, Kenichi Horikoshi, Haruko Takeyama, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Abstract

Inhibitors of melanin biosynthesis from marine microalgae were screened against a melanin-producing microorganism, Streptomyces bikiniensis. From 28 marine microalgal strains, 5 were found showing inhibitory activity. Of these, the extracts (50μl, 2μg total organic carbon/μl) from two marine green algae showed strongly inhibited melanin biosynthesis, but showed less than 30 % inhibitory activity against mushroom tyrosinase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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Melanin
Microalgae
Bioassay
Biosynthesis
Melanins
Streptomyces
Biological Assay
Screening
Chlorophyta
Monophenol Monooxygenase
Agaricales
Algae
Organic carbon
Microorganisms
Carbon

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  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry

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Screening of melanin biosynthesis inhibitors from marine microalgae using Streptomyces bikiniensis bioassay. / Wachi, Yoji; Sode, Koji; Horikoshi, Kenichi; Takeyama, Haruko; Matsunaga, Tadashi.

In: Biotechnology Techniques, Vol. 9, No. 9, 09.1995, p. 633-636.

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Wachi, Yoji ; Sode, Koji ; Horikoshi, Kenichi ; Takeyama, Haruko ; Matsunaga, Tadashi. / Screening of melanin biosynthesis inhibitors from marine microalgae using Streptomyces bikiniensis bioassay. In: Biotechnology Techniques. 1995 ; Vol. 9, No. 9. pp. 633-636.
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