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Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 98, Issue 2, pp 189–191 | Cite as

Micromatabilin, a new biliverdin conjugate in the spider,Micromata rosea (Sparassidae)

  • A. Holl
  • W. Rüdiger
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Summary

Micromatabilin, the green pigment ofMicromata rosea, is characterized as a mixture of biliverdin conjugates. The two isolated fractions have identical absorption bands (free base: 620–630 μm, hydrochloride: 690 μm, zinc complex: 685–690 μm). Chromic acid degradation yields imides I, II, IIIa, and IIIb. Differences in the non-hydrolytic degradation and in polarity lead to the conclusion that fraction 1 is a monoconjugate and fraction 2a diconjugate of biliverdin.

Keywords

Zinc Absorption Band Hydrochloride Human Physiology Imide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Holl
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Rüdiger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.I. Zoologisches Institut der Universität GießenGießenGermany
  2. 2.Botanisches Institut der Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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