bile pigment


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bile pigment

[′bīl ′pig·mənt]
(biochemistry)
Either of two colored organic compounds found in bile: bilirubin and biliverdin.
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We jointly set out to test whether photoisomerization altered the antioxidant property of the bile pigment.
THIS is yellowing of the skin and eyes due to a build up of the bile pigment, bilirubin, in the blood.
This is because their livers are not working efficiently and yellowing of the skin is caused by a build-up of bile pigment.
old, she was diagnosed with jaundice, hyperbilirubinemia (an excess of bilirubin, a bile pigment, in the bloodstream), and kernicterus (the presence of a yellow pigment and lesions in the gray matter of the brain).
In the later stages of cirrhosis, jaundice (yellow skin) may occur, caused by the buildup of bile pigment that is normally passed by the liver into the intestines.
The liver, it seemed, was not breaking up the hemoglobin to bile pigment.
Jaundice -- yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes and skin occurs because bile pigment can no longer be removed by the liver
This is because their livers are not working efficiently, and yellowing of the skin is caused by a build-up of bile pigment.
Bile pigment may be encountered in patients with marked hyperbilirubinemia and affords the dura a green-yellow coloration.