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bile salt

n.
1. Any of the sodium salts of the bile acids occurring in bile.
2. A mixture, such as a commercial preparation derived from the bile of the ox, that is used medicinally as a hepatic stimulant or laxative.

bile salt

An amphipathic compound involved in digestion and lipid absorption, which derives from steroids and has detergent properties.

bile salt

Any of the alkali salts of bile sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate.
See also: salt
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Similarly, bile salt has been known to play a significant role in colonization and metabolic activity of microbes in the intestine (Leite et al.
B, Canalicular pattern of staining with bile salt export pump (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X200 [A]; original magnification X200 [B]).
Cholesterol-lowering efficacy of a microencapsulated bile salt hydrolase-active Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB yoghurt formulation in hypercholesterolaemic adults.
We targeted to determine the concentration of bile salt in the supernatant after being incubated at 37[degrees]C and pH 7.
There was complete inhibition of growth of MTB at physiological and subphysiological concentrations of the above 3 bile salts at both 2 and 8 weeks.
This is also related to the loss of the enterohepatic circulation of bile salts in addition to a slow return of the impaired liver to normal function (2).
Obese patients produce bile with a higher concentration of cholesterol, and while biliary cholesterol secretion is increased, bile salt secretion remains constant (Annals of Internal Medicine, 1993; 119(7):722-726), thus strain is put on the liver, which happens to be the primary pathway of waste elimination.
The children with cancer inherited a faulty gene from both parents which stopped a protein, bile salt export pump (BSEP).
Another malabsorption problem is due to abnormalities of bile salt production which make the absorption of fat difficult and can produce diarrhoea too.
Patents in the portfolio include the production of several recombinant proteins such as Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Bile Salt Stimulated Lipase, Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase, Alpha-lactalbumin and Factor IX.