The role of bile salts in controlling the rate of intestinal cholesterogenesis.

@article{Dietschy1968TheRO,
  title={The role of bile salts in controlling the rate of intestinal cholesterogenesis.},
  author={John M. Dietschy},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1968},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={286-300}
}
According to current concepts, the liver and gastrointestinal tract are considered to be the major, if not the sole, sources of circulating serum cholesterol. While several mechanisms have been described which control the rate of hepatic cholesterogenesis, only biliary diversion is known to alter the rate of sterol synthesis in the intestine. The present study was designed to identify the inhibitory constituent of bile and to define its anatomic and biochemical sites of action. After either… CONTINUE READING

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