Chenodeoxycolic Acid

Article number:

7000233

CAS No.:

474-25-9

Formula:

C24H40O4

Synonyms:

3α,7α-Dihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid;

Molecular weight:

392,57 g/mol

It is used in the treatment of CTX (cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis ) a rare genetic disease. It works by dissolving the cholesterol that makes gallstones and inhibiting production of cholesterol in the liver and absorption in the intestines, which helps to decrease the formation of gallstones. It can reduce the amount of other bile acids that can be harmful to liver cells when levels are elevated.

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