Bile salt dependent bile flow in the rabbit: Evidence for the importance of an amiloride inhibitable pathway

S. M. Strasberg, R. G. Ilson, C. E. Bear

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Abstract

Bile salt dependent flow and electrolyte secretion in response to two bile salts were studied in awake rabbits. It was found that sodium glycodeoxycholate had a much greater choleretic and cholioneretic efficiency than sodium taurocholate. The effect of the bile salts on flow and electrolyte secretion was not linear across the range of bile salt secretion rates studied. When amiloride was administered significant decreases in choleretic and cholioneretic efficiencies occurred, but furosemide had no effect. It is concluded that bile salts stimulate electrolyte transport via amiloride inhibitable cellular processes, and that this electrolyte transport is in part responsible for bile salt dependent bile flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1316-1320
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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