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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While the research identifies a possible target for helping the body eliminate excess lithocholic acid
, exploiting the research might not be as simple.
One bound to a broad range of bile acids, including lithocholic acid.
They found that it "only interacts with lithocholic acid and some of its close metabolites.
A series of experiments confirmed that lithocholic acid activates the vitamin D receptor to turn on genes.
The nuclear receptor PXR is a lithocholic acid
sensor that protects against liver toxicity.