An eel’s glow could illuminate liver disease

Posted on

A protein in the muscles of Japanese freshwater eels glows green  when it meets the compound bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Scientists have used a lab-made version of the protein to measure bilirubin levels in blood, a good indicator of liver function.

View more related articles@ https://goo.gl/UTCxUq

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s