Disambiguation: bile salts

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at a glance Bile Salts
These are detergent‐type steroid derivatives involved in digestion and absorption of lipids. lipids, cholesterol; Russel DW 2003 Annu Rev Biochem 72:137....

in depth Bile Acids (referenced by article Bile Salts)

Bile salts Bile acids are a group of molecules synthesized from cholesterol, containing a sterol nucleus, a variable number of hydroxyl groups and a side chain with a carboxyl group that can be conjugated to taurine or glycine. Their amphipathic nature is essential to solubilize dietary lipids and fat‐soluble...