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, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 139–146 | Cite as

The function of the carotenoid pigments of sarcina lutea

  • Micheline M. Mathews
  • W. R. Sistrom


It has been demonstrated that the carotenoid pigments of Sarcina lutea prevent photodynamic killing by either exogenous or endogenous photosensitizers.

Evidence has been presented which suggests that the locus of the lethal photooxidation is in or on the cell membrane.


Cell Membrane Carotenoid Photooxidation Carotenoid Pigment Sarcina 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Micheline M. Mathews
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. R. Sistrom
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyNew York University College of MedicineNew York
  2. 2.the Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridge

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