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A New Class of Linear Tetrapyrroles

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style A New Class of Linear Tetrapyrroles By: Brittney Brown Background  Bilirubin metabolism begins with the breakdown of red blood cells in many parts of the body. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which is broken down to heme and globin. Heme is converted to bilirubin  In the liver, most of the bilirubin is chemically attached to another molecule before it is released in the bile. This is called conjugated or direct bilirubin; unconjugated bilirubin is Taken from: Gosh, D.A.; Gosh, B.; Tu, B. "A New Class of Linear Why study Bilirubins??? • High levels in the blood • Fisher determined Taken from: Gosh, D.A.; Gosh, B.; Tu, B. "A New Click icon to add picture How do we know that the structures are really linear???...
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  • Fall '10
  • GWALTNEY
  • red blood cells, Total serum bilirubin, unconjugated bilirubin, direct bilirubin, Bilirubin metabolism, acetylene  bilirubin

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