Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Lipid Res. 1968 May;9(3):297-309.

Mechanisms for the intestinal absorption of bile acids.


In this review experimental data are summarized which indicate that at least four different transport mechanisms account for net movement of bile acids across the gastrointestinal tract. These are active transport and the passive mechanisms of ionic, nonionic, and micellar diffusion. Of these four, active transport and passive nonionic diffusion are quantitatively of the greatest importance. Active transport is confined to the ileum and probably plays a dominant role in the absorption of conjugated bile acids. Passive nonionic diffusion may occur at any level of the gastrointestinal tract and probably is the major mechanism for the absorption of unconjugated bile acids.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Support Center