Quantitative aspects of the conversion of 5 beta-cholestane intermediates to bile acids in man.

The in vivo conversion of several 5 beta-cholestane intermediates to primary bile acids was investigated in three patients with total biliary diversion. The following compounds were administered intravenously: 5 beta-[G-3H]-cholestane-3 alpha, 7 alpha-diol, 5 beta-[G-3H]cholestane-3 alpha, 7alpha, 26-triol, and 5 beta-[24-14C]cholestane-3 alpha, 7 alpha-25… CONTINUE READING