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Comp Biochem Physiol B. 1986;83(3):551-4.

Relationships between bile salts hydrophilicity and phospholipid composition in bile of various animal species.


Bile salts and phospholipids from bile of chicken, dog, sheep, rat, ox, pig, guinea-pig and man were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. Bile salts showed marked differences in their hydrophilic properties, owing to hydroxyl structure and type of conjugation. Phospholipids were generally similar, containing 90-95% of phosphatidylcholine which was made of molecular species containing palmitic acid in the sn-1 position. The comparative analysis of bile salts and phosphatidylcholines profile demonstrated that bile salts hydrophilicity influences the quantity of phosphatidylcholine in bile but not the quality.

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