Document Detail

Absorption of unconjugated bile acids and tauroursodeoxycholate in the rat intestine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9504891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The absorption of ursodeoxycholate and its tauro-conjugate by the jejunum and the terminal ileum of rat intestine was compared with that of other unconjugated bile acids and taurocholate. In the ligated jejunum, the efficacy of absorption of unconjugated bile acids was in the following order: ursodeoxycholate = deoxycholate > chenodeoxycholate = cholate > lithocholate. This order cannot be explained by the theory that the passive diffusion of bile acids is faster the less hydroxyl bonds in the molecule. These findings on the unconjugated bile acids in the ligated jejunum were further confirmed by perfusion experiments. In the ligated terminal ileum, ursodeoxycholate, cholate and deoxycholate were absorbed as fast as taurocholate or tauroursodeoxycholate, whereas absorption of chenodeoxycholate was significantly slower. The Na+-dependency of the absorption of ursodeoxycholate and cholate in the terminal ileum was confirmed by perfusion studies. In conclusion, intestinal absorption of ursodeoxycholate was efficient in both the jejunum and ileum and these results may contribute to the high availability of ursodeoxycholate in various hepatobiliary diseases.
H Takikawa; M Yokote; N Sano; Y Kuyama; M Yamanaka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-30     Completed Date:  1998-04-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  815-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Bile Acids and Salts / metabolism*
Ileum / metabolism*
Intestinal Absorption / physiology
Jejunum / metabolism*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Taurochenodeoxycholic Acid / metabolism*
Time Factors
Ursodeoxycholic Acid / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bile Acids and Salts; 128-13-2/Ursodeoxycholic Acid; 14605-22-2/tauroursodeoxycholic acid; 516-35-8/Taurochenodeoxycholic Acid

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Functional and phenotypical activation of leucocytes in inflamed human colonic mucosa.
Next Document:  Mesenteric and portal venous obstruction associated with primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.