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Creation date2015-10-09 22:30:52 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:25 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000481
FoodDB RecordFDB022312
Chemical Information
NameSulfolithocholic acid
DescriptionA bile acid. Bile acids are steroid acids found predominantly in bile of mammals. The distinction between different bile acids is minute, depends only on presence or absence of hydroxyl groups on positions 3, 7, and 12. Bile acids are physiological detergents that facilitate excretion, absorption, and transport of fats and sterols in the intestine and liver. Bile acids are also steroidal amphipathic molecules derived from the catabolism of cholesterol. They modulate bile flow and lipid secretion, are essential for the absorption of dietary fats and vitamins, and have been implicated in the regulation of all the key enzymes involved in cholesterol homeostasis. Bile acids recirculate through the liver, bile ducts, small intestine and portal vein to form an enterohepatic circuit. They exist as anions at physiological pH and, consequently, require a carrier for transport across the membranes of the enterohepatic tissues. The unique detergent properties of bile acids are essential for the digestion and intestinal absorption of hydrophobic nutrients. Bile acids have potent toxic properties (e.g., membrane disruption) and there are a plethora of mechanisms to limit their accumulation in blood and tissues. (PMID: 11316487, 16037564, 12576301, 11907135) [HMDB]
CAS Number34669-57-3
(3a-alpha,5-beta)-3-(sulfooxy)-Cholan-24-oic acidhmdb
3a-Sulfate-5b-cholan-24-oic acidhmdb
Lithocholic acid 3-alpha-sulfatehmdb
Lithocholic acid 3-alpha-sulphateHMDB
Lithocholic acid 3-O-sulfatehmdb
Lithocholic acid 3-O-sulphateHMDB
Lithocholic acid 3-sulfatehmdb
Lithocholic acid 3-sulphateHMDB
Lithocholic acid 3a-sulfatehmdb
Lithocholic acid 3a-sulphateHMDB
Sulfolithocholic acidhmdb
Chemical FormulaC24H40O6S
IUPAC name(4R)-4-[(1S,2S,5R,10R,11S,14R,15R)-2,15-dimethyl-5-(sulfooxy)tetracyclo[^{2,7}.0^{11,15}]heptadecan-14-yl]pentanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C24H40O6S/c1-15(4-9-22(25)26)19-7-8-20-18-6-5-16-14-17(30-31(27,28)29)10-12-23(16,2)21(18)11-13-24(19,20)3/h15-21H,4-14H2,1-3H3,(H,25,26)(H,27,28,29)/t15-,16?,17-,18+,19-,20+,21+,23+,24-/m1/s1
Isomeric SMILES[H][C@@]12CC[C@H]([C@H](C)CCC(O)=O)[C@@]1(C)CC[C@@]1([H])[C@@]2([H])CCC2C[C@@H](CC[C@]12C)OS(O)(=O)=O
Average Molecular Weight456.636
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight456.254559702
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as bile acids, alcohols and derivatives. These are organic compounds containing an alcohol or acid derivative of cholic acid.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassBile acids, alcohols and derivatives
Direct ParentBile acids, alcohols and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Bile acid, alcohol, or derivatives
  • Sulfated steroid skeleton
  • Sulfuric acid monoester
  • Sulfate-ester
  • Alkyl sulfate
  • Sulfuric acid ester
  • Organic sulfuric acid or derivatives
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 5 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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