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Enzymes

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The conjugation of bilirubin to glucuronic acid in the liver;



A Converts a hydrophilic compound to a hydrophobic one

B Converts a hydrophobic compound to a hydrophilic one

C Enables the bilirubin molecule to cross the cell membrane

D Is increased during neonatal jaundice.

Ans. B Converts a hydrophobic compound to a hydrophilic one

Liver uptakes unconjugated bilirubin (hydrophobic) & conjugates it with glucuronic acid generaing bilirubin glucuronide which is water soluble.

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