Bilirubin: Jekyll and Hyde Pigment of Life

Pursuit of Its Structure Through Two World Wars to the New Millenium

  • David A.¬†Lightner

Part of the Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (POGRCHEM, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 735-798

About this book


The book covers the totality of bilirubin (and heme, from which bilirubin is derived biogenetically), the structural relationship of bilirubin to its solution properties and metabolism, and to phototherapy for the jaundiced newborn - a common medical procedure used nowadays for lowering serum bilirubin, which is neurotoxic.


Bile Pigment Isolation Bile Pigments Bilirubin Bilirubin Structure Jaundiced Newborn

Authors and affiliations

  • David A.¬†Lightner
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  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1636-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1637-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-7043
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4309
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