Antioxidant that protects and revitalizes skin
Carotenoids are competent scavengers of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their antioxidant property is attributed to their chemical structure. Based on the number of conjugated double bond and carbon chain length the haloarchaeal pigments are far superior to plant carotenoids. The pigments from haloarchaea largely C50 bacterioruberins having advanced ROS scavenging property. The keratinocytes are the epidermal layer of skin and are most prone to the detrimental effects of ROS. In this concept the very high protective antioxidant effect of the C50 bacterioruberin extracts on HaCaT cell lines.
BITS, Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a Deemed to be University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956. It has established itself as a symbol of Excellence and has been declared as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020. In Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2022, Life Sciences in BITS ranks 2nd among Indian institutions (251-300 in Life Sciences Worldwide). BITS Goa campus was established in 2004 and since then it is into research and teaching.
Devika N Nagar
Designer is current pursuing her PhD on Haloarchaeal Pigments and other bioproducts from haloarchaea, at Department of Biological Sciences BITS Pilani Goa Campus under the supervision of Prof. Judith Braganca. She is interested in scientific, sustainable, non-toxic and feasible products developed from the bio-compounds extracted form Halophilic Archaea. She has 3 yrs of Biological research experience in different research institutes prior to her PhD. She has done her Master's degree in Biochemistry and Bachelor's in Biotechnology.