Biochemistry: Haemoglobin Degradation

Kanthimathi, M. S.

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Lecture from the University of Malaysia covering: HAEMOGLOBIN DEGRADATION State the fate of haemoglobin when red blood cells undergo senescence State the composition of bile Describe haem catabolism and the formation of bilirubin Describe the transport of bilirubin and subsequent processing; conjugation and its importance Describe the removal of bilirubin from the body via conversion to other degradation products Explain hyperbilirubinaemia and jaundice: types (haemolytic, obstructive, physiologic); explanation of signs and symptoms

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University of Malaya

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