Topic outline

  • Lecturer: A/P Dr. M.S. Kanthimathi

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  • Bile Acids and Salts

    • State the composition of bile and the role of bile acids/salts in lipid digestion (in detail) and cholesterol removal.
    • Describe the formation of primary (in the liver) and secondary (in the intestine) bile acids, in detail, including regulation and the enzymes involved.
    • Differentiate between bile acids and bile salts.
    • State the differences and similarities between primary and secondary bile acids.
    • Describe the metabolism of bile acids after formation.