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Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 2000 Jul-Aug;36(4):439-44.

[Melanin complex of the fungus Inonotus obliquus].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Microbiology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus.

Abstract

The fungus Inonotus obliquus (Pers.) Pil. synthesised high-molecular-weight phenolic pigments that were assigned to melanins according to their physicochemical properties. It was showed that copper ions (0.008%), pyrocatechol (1.0 mM), and tyrosine (20.0 mM) stimulated the melanogenesis. The production of melanin correlated with the synthesis of o- and p-diphenoloxidases. The fungal melanin had strong antioxidant and genoprotective effects.

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10994193
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