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Under the name Urorubin, Weiss describes a new coloring matter found in the urine, which arises through the action of daylight upon a chromogen to which the name of urorubinogen has been given. This coloring matter appears to show some relationship to diabetes, to diseases of the heart and bloodvessels, to many infectious diseases, especially to tuberculosis, and convalescence after catarrhal jaundice. Its presence can be determined only on spectroscopic examination. Its chemical nature is unknown; it is most probably a product of the endogenous metabolism. Diet has no influence upon its production. It has not been found in the
Urorubin, A New Coloring Matter in the Urine.. Ann Intern Med. ;3:1293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-12-1293_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(12):1293.
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