Some experimental data on the intestinal absorption of urobilinoids

I. L. Kahán, L. Csernay, V. Varró

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The in vivo absorption of urobilinoids from the isolated small intestine of the dog has been examined. It was established that: 1. (1) Crystalline urobilinoid may be absorbed from the small intestine; the absorption is limited by the conjugation of the urobilinoids to the mucoproteins of the intestines. 2. (2) In the venous blood of a loop of small intestine, urobilinoids are bound to albumin and β-globulin, as well as to the heparin used during the experiment. 3. (3) A part of the introduced urobilinoid pigment is excreted in the urine as the chromogen; the kidneys probably play a decisive role in this reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-397
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1962


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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