Indican

Indican

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Indican is a colourless organic compound, soluble in water, naturally occurring in Indigofera plants. It is a precursor of indigo dye.A reaction, similar to the above mentioned is seen in the normal population, who excrete small amounts of the chemical in their urine. Normal urine reacting to hydrogen peroxide does at times produce a bluish tinge. Tryptophan is first converted to indole (excreted in faeces), then to indican by bacteria in the gut. Indican, being water soluble, is then excreted through the urine. Following absorption from the gut, indole is converted to 3-hydroxy indole (indoxyl or indican) in the liver, where it is again then conjugated with sulfuric acid or glucoronic acid through normal xenobiotic metabolism pathways. It is then transported to the kidneys for excretion.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135679155
  • 9786135679151