Postprandial concentrations of free and conjugated bile acids down the length of the normal human small intestine.

@article{Northfield1973PostprandialCO,
  title={Postprandial concentrations of free and conjugated bile acids down the length of the normal human small intestine.},
  author={Timothy C. Northfield and Ian McColl},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1973},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={513-8}
}
Small intestinal samples were obtained by intubation from multiple sites along the small intestine in 11 subjects with no known gastrointestinal disease eating a normal diet and at laparotomy in a further three subjects. Free (unconjugated) bile acids were consistently demonstrated in ileal samples, and occasionally in lower jejunal samples, by thin-layer chromatography, supplemented in some cases by gas/liquid chromatography and by infrared spectroscopy. The free bile acid concentration… CONTINUE READING