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Author Percy-Robb, I. W. ♦ Collee, J. G.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Bile acids are secreted in the bile in the form of conjugates and many species of intestinal bacteria can rapidly deconjugate them. Studies have shown that an unconjugated bile acid may have bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects, which are pH dependent. It is proposed that unconjugated bile acids may be involved in a homoeostatic mechanism, preventing bacterial growth in the small intestine.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1972-09-30
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 5830
Page Count 3
Starting Page 813
Ending Page 815


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)