Composition of basal and stimulated hepatic bile in baboons, and the formation of cholesterol gallstones.


The baboon, Papio, has been found to be a model for the study of the pathogenesis of cholesterol cholelithiasis in man. Studies of the physiologic variations in hepatic bile composition indicate a cyclic pattern to the proportions of cholesterol, lecithin, and bile salt in hepatic bile. During reabsorption of the bile salt pool from the intestines… (More)


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