Lithocholic acid | definition of lithocholic acid by Medical dictionary
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lith·o·cho·lic ac·id (lith'ō-kō'lik as'id),
One of the acids isolated from human bile as well as from that of cows, rabbits, sheep, and goats.
the product of bacterial metabolism of bile acids in the intestine. Insoluble and not reabsorbed.
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Those bile acids go to the small intestine and are broken down into secondary bile acids, one of which is lithocholic acid
can break apart DNA strands, form bonds with DNA that disrupt genes, and inhibit DNA repair.
Additionally, lithocholic acid
and deoxycholic acid were noted as the major bile-acid components; both this and the 5[Beta]-stanol distribution, dominated by coprostanol, attested to a human source.
The non-steroidal ligands may be important tools for studying the pharmacology of the receptor, because they may not have the property of bile acids and are not metabolized to form harmful lithocholic acid
(Fischer et al.