Bile pigment composition and hepatic UDP-glucuronyl transferase activity in the fetal and adult dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias

N. Roy Chowdhury, J. Roy Chowdhury, Irwin M. Arias

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1. 1. Bile pigments from adult and fetal spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) were separated and quantitated by high pressure liquid chromatography. 2. 2. In order of relative abundance, bilirubin monoglucuronide, unconjugated bilirubin, bilirubin diglucuronide and bilirubin monoglucoside were present in adult bile and in fetal bile and meconium. 3. 3. All bile pigments were of IXα configuration. 4. 4. Specific hepatic microsomal UDP-glucuronate glucuronosyl transferase activity towards bilirubin and p-nitrophenol were comparable in fetal and adult dogfish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-653
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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