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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Peridinin is a light-harvesting carotenoid, a pigment associated with chlorophyll and found in the peridinin-chlorophyll-protein (PCP) light-harvesting complex in dinoflagellates, best studied in Amphidinium carterae.
The PCP complex is unique in its high ratio of peridinin to chlorophyll; most light-harvesting complexes contain more chlorophyll than carotenoids, but the PCP contains eight peridinin and two chlorophyll molecules arranged to promote peridinin-chlorophyll energy transfer. The PCP complex is a protein trimer with an unusual alpha solenoid protein fold with a molecular weight of 35kDa.
- Absorption maximum: 483 nm<
- Emission maximum: 676 nm
- Extinction coefficient (ε): 1.96 x 106 M-1cm-1
- A483/A280 ≥ 4.6
Peridinin chlorophyll (PerCP) is commonly used in immunoassays such as fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and flow cytometry. The fluorophore is covalently linked to proteins or antibodies for use in research applications.