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The formation of iron complexes with bile and bile constituents.

Authors
  • Jacobs, A
  • Miles, P M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gut
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1970
Volume
11
Issue
9
Pages
732–734
Identifiers
PMID: 5473602
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inorganic iron is able to form complexes with whole bile and with some bile constituents and these remain soluble at neutral pH. Ascorbic acid does not appear to play a part in this process. The formation of soluble complexes in vivo is an important factor in maintaining intraluminal iron in a form available for absorption, and bile may have some importance in this respect.

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