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Compound Summary for: CID 6675

Taurocholic Acid

Also known as: Taurocholate; Cholyltaurine; Cholaic acid; Cholic acid taurine conjugate; N-Choloyltaurine; Taurine, N-choloyl-; Acidum cholatauricum
Molecular Formula: C26H45NO7S   Molecular Weight: 515.703   InChIKey: WBWWGRHZICKQGZ-HZAMXZRMSA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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