lipochrome


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lipochrome

[′lip·ə‚krōm]
(biochemistry)
Any of various fat-soluble pigments, such as carotenoid, occurring in natural fats. Also known as chromolipid.
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Caption: Figure 3: Liver biopsy showed focal steatosis, focal nonspecific chronic inflammation, and a nonspecific increase in the lipochrome pigment in hepatocytes.
Prostate-specific antigen expression and lipochrome pigment granules in the differential diagnosis of prostatic adenocarcinoma versus seminal vesicle-ejaculatory duct epithelium.
The liver is darker than the kidneys possibly because of the higher content in deoxygenated blood, bile pigment, and lipofuscin (discussed in the "Lipochromes" section) (Figure 2, D and H).
However, through a complex series of HPLC studies of the red feathers in 44 species of parrots (of more than 350 total species, 80% of which have red plumage), McGraw and co-researcher Mary Nogare found a unique set of five molecules responsible for the red coloring in the feathers, called polyneal lipochromes, or psittacofulvins.