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. What are bile acids, and from what are they synthesized by the body? What is the most common bile acid, and what function does it serve?

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Interpretation:

Interpret and define bile acid and its synthesis in body. Define common bile acid and its function.

Concept Introduction:

Bile acid is main component for digestion of fat which released in the liver and usually combined with glycine. It is responsible for absorption of fat or lipid molecules. Bile acids and salts are classification comes under lipid. Bile acids helps in solubilising cholesterol molecules along with the molecules of phospholipids in particle of mixed micelles.

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Bile acid are considered as steroid acid present in liver. These are water soluble component and amphipathic in nature and required for digestion of fat. It helps in absorption of fat molecule in microvilli of small intestine.

Bile acids get synthesised in liver with the help of excess cholesterol which requires enzyme chole cytokinase...

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