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 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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