, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 717–718 | Cite as

Solubilization of unconjugated bilirubin by bile salts

  • U. Wosiewitz
  • S. Schroebler


Freshly precipitated uncojugated bilirubin (UCB) is solubilized rapidly and to a large extent by the sodium salts of di- and trihydroxy bile acids. The solubilization effect depending on bile salt concentration, pH and ionic strength is based on micellar mechanisms.


Sodium Ionic Strength Bilirubin Bile Acid Salt Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Wosiewitz
    • 1
  • S. Schroebler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische Physik der Universität MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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