Photophysical Properties of Bile Pigments

  • E. J. Land
  • R. W. Sloper
  • T. G. Truscott


Phototherapy has been successfully used for a number of years for the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Although the major mechanism is now known to involve photoisomerisation1,2,3,4,5, other photoprocesses involving bilirubin (BR) may still have biological relevance. Thus an understanding of the photophysics of BR is important for assessing any other possible processes related to phototherapy.


Human Serum Albumin PHOTOPHYSICAL Property Primary Binding Site Flash Photolysis Pulse Radiolysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Land
    • 1
  • R. W. Sloper
    • 2
  • T. G. Truscott
    • 2
  1. 1.Paterson LaboratoriesThe Christie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchesterUK
  2. 2.Dept. of ChemistryPaisley CollegePaisleyUK

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