BIL scavenges O2.-

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R-HSA-9709879
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Homo sapiens
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Bilirubin (BIL) is a physiologic antioxidant. It has a unique redox activity towards superoxide radicals (O2•−) which it readily scavenges. Bilirubin’s redox activity is particularly important in the brain, where it prevents excitotoxicity and neuronal death by scavenging O2•− during NMDA neurotransmission (Vasavda et al, 2019).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
31353321 Bilirubin Links Heme Metabolism to Neuroprotection by Scavenging Superoxide

Vasavda, C, Kothari, R, Malla, AP, Tokhunts, R, Lin, A, Ji, M, Ricco, C, Xu, R, Saavedra, HG, Sbodio, JI, Snowman, AM, Albacarys, L, Hester, L, Sedlak, TW, Paul, BD, Snyder, SH

Cell Chem Biol 2019
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