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First Observation Of The Wavelength-Dependent Photoproduction Of The 4E,15Z Configurational Isomer Of Bilirubin Bound To Human Serum Albumin
Author(s): Antony F. Mc Donagh; Giovanni Agati; Franco Fusi; R. Pratesi
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Paper Abstract

The photochemistry of bilirubin (BR) is of considerable interest because of its importance in the treatment of neonatal jaundice with visible light phototherapy. Patients are irradiated with blue, white or green fluorescent lamps to induce conversion of the unexcretable and toxic bilirubin to more polar, water-soluble and easily excreted photoproducts. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the phototherapeutic action of light on jaundiced babies have not jet been completely elucidated.

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Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937088
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Antony F. Mc Donagh, University of California (United States)
Giovanni Agati, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica, CNR (Italy)
Franco Fusi, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica, CNR (Italy)
R. Pratesi, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica, CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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