bilirubin

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Related to free bilirubin: Conjugated bilirubin, delta bilirubin, Unconjugated bilirubin, Bilirubin metabolism
  • noun

Synonyms for bilirubin

an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin

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Free bilirubin entering the brain causes damage to DNA, inhibits protein synthesis and interferes with receptor activity and neurotransmission.
A prospective study of free bilirubin and other risk factors in the development of kernicterus in premature infants.
Concentrated bilirubin stocks were used within 90 min to prepare human serum albumin (HSA)-bilirubin complexes or were diluted to 25 [micro]mol/L with 10 mmol/L NaOH for use in free bilirubin titrations.
free bilirubin (Sigma), and hemoglobin prepared from hymolyzed human erythrocytes were used to test for interference.
In several studies it was found that different circulating forms of bilirubin are powerful antioxidants: Free bilirubin, albumin-bound bilirubin, conjugated bilirubin, and unconjugated bilirubin were all noted to be effective scavengers of peroxyl radicals and to be able to protect human LDL against peroxidation (6,13,18-20).