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 (krō′mə-prō′tēn, -tē-ĭn)
A conjugated protein, such as hemoglobin, that contains a pigmented prosthetic group, such as heme.


(Microbiology) any of a group of conjugated proteins, such as haemoglobin, in which the protein is joined to a coloured compound, such as a metal-containing porphyrin


(ˌkroʊ məˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn)

a protein, as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, as heme, riboflavin, or retinal.
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Meanwhile, the latter is achieved by different kinds of chromoprotein, which is activated by blue light with wavelengths of 450-470 nm and red light with wavelengths of 660-730 nm.
This is logical when one considers the purple-blue chromoprotein in the tentacle tips (Labas et al.
These antioxidant compounds, have been described as accelerating the resynthesis of rhodopsin, a chromoprotein in retinal rods that stimulates the retinal sensory endings as it is formed and degraded (Soc.