bilirubin

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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.
In 1959, Gerald Odell first proposed that albumin and tissue compete for binding bilirubin and that this competition is mediated by a very low concentration of free bilirubin (Bf) [2] (bilirubin not bound to plasma proteins).
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.
Synthetic conjugated bilirubin (Porphyrin Products Inc.), 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).