Biliverdin


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biliverdin

[‚bil·ə′vərd·ən]
(biochemistry)
C33H34N4O6 A green, crystalline pigment occurring in the bile of amphibians, birds, and humans; oxidation product of bilirubin in humans.

Biliverdin

 

C33H34O8N33, a bile pigment; molecular mass 582.67. Green crystals. Biliverdin is an intermediate product of the decomposition of hemoglobin that occurs in macrophages of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow of vertebrate animals with the formation of the so-called verdoglobin, which then breaks down and liberates globin, iron, and biliverdin. The reduction of biliverdin leads to the formation of bilirubin. Biliverdin is also found in invertebrates (worms, crustaceans, insects).

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In recent years, investigators have been able to show that the expression of HO-1 is enhanced in conditions associated with oxidative stress and that the end products of heme degradation, including biliverdin, bilirubin, and carbon monoxide, provide protection against renal IR1 through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective activities (Correa-Costa et al.
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Oxidation back to biliverdin, which is responsible for the green colour of bile.
001 Table 14 Biliverdin (Ab unit) Group Mean [+ or -] SD NO/BHCD 0.
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