Extraction and analysis of mycosporine-like amino acids in marine algae

Rosic, Nedeljka N., Braun, Christoph and Kvaskoff, David (2015). Extraction and analysis of mycosporine-like amino acids in marine algae. In Natural products from marine algae (pp. 119-129) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2684-8_6

Author Rosic, Nedeljka N.
Braun, Christoph
Kvaskoff, David
Title of chapter Extraction and analysis of mycosporine-like amino acids in marine algae
Title of book Natural products from marine algae
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Humana Press
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-2684-8_6
Series Methods in Molecular Biology
ISBN 9781493926831
ISSN 1064-3745
Volume number 1308
Chapter number 6
Start page 119
End page 129
Total pages 11
Total chapters 27
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Marine organisms use mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) as biological sunscreens for the protection from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the prevention of oxidative stress. MAAs have been discovered in many different marine and freshwater species including cyanobacteria, fungi, and algae, but also in animals like cnidarian and fishes. Here, we describe a general method for the isolation and characterization of MAA compounds from red algae and symbiotic dinoflagellates isolated from coral hosts. This method is also suitable for the extraction and analyses of MAAs from a range of other algal and marine biota.
Keyword Coral
Red algae
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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