Radiochemically pure biliverdin-C14 was administered intravenously to rats prepared with an external biliary fistula. A major fraction of the pigment was rapidly reduced to bilirubin and was recovered from the bile as conjugated bilirubin-C14. The results are consistent with the view that bili-verdin may be an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin to bilirubin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1964|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)