Evolution of the activity of UGT1A1 throughout the development and adult life in a rat.

Biliary excretion is the main route of disposal of bilirubin and impaired excretion results in jaundice, a well recognisable symptom of liver disease. Conjugation of bilirubin in the liver is essential for its clearance. The glucuronidation of bilirubin is catalysed by the microsomal UDP-glucuronosyltransferase UGT1A1. Patients with Crigler-Najjar syndrome… CONTINUE READING