Biliverdine

Known as: Ooecyan, Biliverdin, Dehydrobilirubin 
1,3,6,7-Tetramethyl-4,5-dicarboxyethyl-2,8-divinylbilenone. Biosynthesized from hemoglobin as a precursor of bilirubin. Occurs in the bile of… (More)
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2010
Review
2010
Heme oxygenases (HO) catabolize free heme, that is, iron (Fe) protoporphyrin (IX), into equimolar amounts of Fe(2+), carbon… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Over the last decade, studies have unraveled many aspects of endogenous production and physiological functions of carbon monoxide… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Bilirubin, an abundant pigment that causes jaundice, has long lacked any clear physiologic role. It arises from enzymatic… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Curcumin, a widely used spice and coloring agent in food, has been shown to possess potent antioxidant, antitumor promoting and… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
The heme biosynthetic and catabolic pathways generate pro- and antioxidant compounds, and consequently, influence cellular… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the conversion of heme to carbon monoxide, iron, and biliverdin, which is immediately reduced to… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Stressed mammalian cells up-regulate heme oxygenase 1 (Hmox1; EC 1.14.99.3), which catabolizes heme to biliverdin, carbon… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The majority of iron for essential mammalian biological activities such as erythropoiesis is thought to be reutilized from… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
Chronic inflammatory diseases place a heavy social and economic burden on the resources of many nations, but the number of safe… (More)
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1969
Highly Cited
1969
This study characterizes microsomal heme oxygenase, a previously undescribed enzyme which catalyzes the oxidation of heme at the… (More)
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