bilirubin bilirubin

Definition(s):

  • (n) an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Because of his poor liver function, an excess of bilirubin (a by-product of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in blood) began to build up in his system, and doctors .

News

  1. New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay

    ( RIKEN ) Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a revolutionary new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. An eel's glow could illuminate liver disease

    Fluorescent protein binds to bilirubin, a compound the body must eliminate
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science News

  3. New fluorescent protein from eel improves key clinical assay

    Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute to its conservation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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