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Sodium chenodeoxycholate


Synonym: 3α,7α-Dihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid, 5β-Cholanic acid-3α,7α-diol, Chenodeoxycholic acid sodium salt, Chenodesoxycholic acid, Chenodiol

  • CAS Number 2646-38-0

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C24H39NaO4

  • Molecular Weight 414.55

  •  MDL number MFCD00065452

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24893037



Related Categories Anionic Detergents, Bile Salts, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Culture, Detergents,
description   anionic
assay   ≥97%


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Bile Salt

General description

Sodium chenodeoxycholate is a bile salt, which has been shown to accelerate colonic transit and improve bowel function.


Sodium chenodeoxycholate has been used in a study to assess DNA repair response in the bacterium Escherichia coli. It has also been used in a study to investigate the physical and chemical factors influencing germination of Clostridium difficile spores.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Bile Acids

The liver excretes excess cholesterol in the form of bile acids. Bile acids serve two purposes: to remove unwanted cholesterol from the body and to aid in lipid digestion in the intestine. Bile acids...
BioFiles 2007, 2.7, 17.
Keywords: Absorption, Digestions, Transcription

Bile Salts and Bile Salt Hydrolase

Several Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotic strains exhibit bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity and are suspected to play a role in combating the negative effects of bile via detoxification of...
Chloe McClanahan
Biofiles Edition 6.2
Keywords: Detoxification, Probiotics, Thin layer chromatography, Titrations

Probiotics and Human Health

At the beginning of the 20th century, probiotics were thought to have a beneficial effect to the host by improving the intestinal microbial balance. Through his studies and observations, the Russian ...
Chloe McClanahan
BioFiles Edition 6.2
Keywords: AGE, Absorption, Adhesion, Amplification, Anaerobic, Antimicrobials, Apoptosis, Cancer, Capillary electrophoresis, Carcinogens, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Chromatography, Coagulation, Detoxification, Diagnostic, Diseases, Enzyme activity, Fermentation, Gas chromatography, Gastrointestinal, Genomics, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunology, Inflammation, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Metabolism, Metabolites, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Nucleic acid hybridization, Pharmaceutical, Phosphorylations, Polymerase chain reaction, Polymerase chain reaction - quantitative, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Reductions, Respiratory, Sequencing, Thin layer chromatography, Titrations

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