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Compound Summary for: CID 387316

Taurochenodeoxycholic Acid

Also known as: Taurochenodeoxycholate; Chenyltaurine; 12-Deoxycholyltaurine; 12-Desoxycholyltaurine; Chenodeoxycholyltaurine; CHEMBL185878; CHEBI:16525
Molecular Formula: C26H45NO6S   Molecular Weight: 499.7036   InChIKey: BHTRKEVKTKCXOH-BJLOMENOSA-N
A bile salt formed in the liver by conjugation of chenodeoxycholate with taurine, usually as the sodium salt. It acts as detergent to solubilize fats in the small intestine and is itself absorbed. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.   From: MeSH
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