Effects of intestinal microbial bile salt sulfatase activity on bile salt kinetics in gnotobiotic rats.

Abstract

Hepatic sulfation is thought to promote fecal excretion of lithocholate in humans by impairing the enterohepatic recirculation of the compound. Sulfatases produced by the gut flora may, at least in part, counteract this process. To investigate this interaction, female germfree rats, which are known to excrete considerable amounts of sulfated bile salts… (More)

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