Scientists previously thought that several enzymes were needed to form urobilin, but now it has been found that there is only one enzyme, called urobilin. To an enzyme called bilirubin reductase, which causes yellow color in urine. This enzyme is created by intestinal bacteria, which in the process convert bilirubin into a colorless byproduct, urobilinogen, which begins to hydrolyze and turns into yellow urobilin during this process.
According to scientists, this discovery could greatly help in areas such as studying gut bacteria, and treating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) or jaundice. Research has already begun in the field of the latter disease, and we hope that in the future we will be able to learn more about jaundice and the basics of the functioning of the gut-liver axis.
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