Modulation in the photosensitivity of albumin-bound bilirubin

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Exposure of BR-albumin complexes to visible light at pH 8.0 led to a change in the fluorescence intensity at 525 nm, which was found to be different for different serum albumins. Whereas a complex of BR with human serum albumin (HSA) showed a marked increase in fluorescence upon photoirradiation, BR-sheep serum albumin (SSA) complex failed to produce a marked increase. On the other hand, a complex of pig serum albumin (PSA) with BR produced a remarkable decrease in fluorescence upon photoirradiation. Equilibration of these complexes with ∼20 mM chloroform for 1 h resulted in alteration in the photoinduced fluorescence. These photoinduced fluorescence modulations were found to be concentration dependent. Photoirradiation of BR-HSA complex led to a significant decrease in the positive CDCEs of the bisignate CD spectra in a time dependent manner that can be reconciled, to a significant extent, in the presence of chloroform. Taken together, all these results suggest that chiroptical properties/stability of albumin-bound BR varies with albumin species, protein concentration and the presence of chloroform. Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.




Tayyab, S., Paliwal, P., & Khan, M. M. (2001). Modulation in the photosensitivity of albumin-bound bilirubin. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 29(4–5), 267–271.

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