Geographical variations in the concentration of biliary free fatty acids with anti-mutagenic action.

The concentrations and compositions of free fatty acids (FFAs) in human bile, especially of inhibitory free fatty acids (IFFAs), were analyzed in terms of anti-mutagenic effects in relation to the mutagenic activity of bile. Bile samples were collected from patients with cholelithiasis residing in either Niigata or Kochi prefectures of Japan, regions… (More)