Vital aqueous secretion of the liver that is formed by hepatocytes and modified down stream by absorptive and secretory properties of the bile duct epithelium. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile https://doi.org/10.1002/cphy.c120027 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • Vital aqueous secretion of the liver that is formed by hepatocytes and modified down stream by absorptive and secretory properties of the bile duct epithelium.
function notes
  • protects the organism from enteric infections by excreting immune globulin A (IgA), inflammatory cytokines, and stimulating the innate immune system in the intestine
  • bile salts function to emulsify dietary fats and facilitate their intestinal absorption
  • major excretory route for potentially harmful exogenous lipophilic substances
  • many hormones and pheromones are excreted in bile, and contribute to growth and development of the intestine in some species and provide attractants for the weaning of non-human vertebrates
  • aids the process of digestion of lipids in the small intestine
  • elimination of cholesterol
id
  • UBERON:0001970
taxon notes
  • In many species, bile is stored in the gallbladder and upon eating is discharged into the duodenum.