Taurocholic acid

The product of conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. Its sodium salt is the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is itself absorbed. It is used as a cholagogue and cholerectic.

NameTaurocholic acid1)
MeSH 68013656
Molecular Weight 537.68483 g/mol
Molecular Formula C26H44NNaO7S

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1) sodium 2-[4-[(3R,7R,12S)- 3,7,12-trihydroxy- 10,13-dimethyl- 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-tetradecahydro- 1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]pentanoyl amino]ethanesulfonate