Definition of taurocholic acid in English:
An acid formed by the combination of taurine with cholic acid, occurring in bile.
- It involves use of taurocholic acid and its salts as enhancers for calcitonin containing pharmaceutical compositions.
- Glycocholic acid and unconjugated cholic acid were equally effective as taurocholic acid in suppressing cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase mRNA.
- Example sentences
- Sodium taurocholate or deoxycholate (0.3 mmol/l, bile salt) and/or HCl were added to the mucosal bathing solutions.
- Conjugation of this with taurine or glycine gives the bile salts, taurocholate and glycocholate.
- Other than protein, the most important product of cysteine metabolism is the bile salt precursor taurine, which is used to form the bile acid conjugates taurocholate and taurochenodeoxycholate.
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