Taurine 2 pp 85-92 | Cite as

Taurine in the Liver

The Function of Taurine Conjugated with Bile Acids
  • Toshiaki Nakashima
  • Toshihide Shima
  • Hironori Mitsuyoshi
  • Koji Inaba
  • Ninko Matsumoto
  • Yoshikuni Sakamoto
  • Kei Kashima
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Abstract

In the enterohepatic circulation, bile acids have important roles in digesting dietary fat in the intestine. The detergent action of bile acids can be expected to influence biological membranes. In fact, feathery degeneration of hepatocytes and irregular-shaped erythrocytes are seen in chronic cholestatic liver diseases where the concentration of bile acids increases in hepatic tissue and serum.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Bile Acid Cholic Acid Lower Magnetic Field Lithocholic Acid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiaki Nakashima
    • 1
  • Toshihide Shima
    • 1
  • Hironori Mitsuyoshi
    • 1
  • Koji Inaba
    • 1
  • Ninko Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Yoshikuni Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Kei Kashima
    • 1
  1. 1.Third Department of Internal MedicineKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, KyotoJapan

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