These results demonstrate that the major biliary metabolite of 4-HA in rats is the 4-O-beta-glucuronide, a compound that is secreted into bile at high concentrations, and may thus account in large part for the choleretic effects of 4-HA. Transport of this metabolite across the canalicular membrane into bile requires expression of the Mrp2 transport protein.
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