Bile Acids in Gastroenterology

Basic and Clinical

  • Susumu Tazuma
  • Hajime Takikawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Biological Aspects of Bile Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hajime Takikawa
      Pages 3-8
    3. Tatehiro Kagawa
      Pages 9-25
    4. Akira Honda, Tadashi Ikegami, Yasushi Matsuzaki
      Pages 27-41
    5. Makoto Makishima
      Pages 43-59
    6. Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Hiroshi Suzuki
      Pages 61-90
  3. Bile Acids and Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Hiroshi Nittono, Akihiko Kimura, Hajime Takei, Takao Kurosawa, Takashi Iida
      Pages 135-144
    3. Tsuneo Kitamura, Sumio Watanabe
      Pages 145-155
    4. Yasuaki Takeyama, Shotaro Sakisaka
      Pages 157-168
    5. Morihisa Hirota, Tooru Shimosegawa
      Pages 169-176
    6. Juntaro Matsuzaki, Hidekazu Suzuki
      Pages 177-184
    7. Michiaki Unno
      Pages 185-192
    8. Hiroki Taoka, Mitsuhiro Watanabe
      Pages 193-209

About this book


This book examines the biological aspects of bile acid analysis and their clinical applications, providing readers with an overview of cutting-edge discussions on Bile Acid research and diseases. It begins with detailed discussions on the biological aspects of bile acid, with chapters examining bile acid from various perspectives, from its metabolism to its use in therapeutic agents. Subsequent chapters focus on diseases involving bile acid abnormalities, and specific applications are addressed concerning gallstones, cholestatic liver disease, NAFLD/NASH, hepatitis, pancreatitis, esophageal cancer and colon cancer. In keeping with the book’s integrated approach, the Editor has gathered a broad range of eminent scholars and practitioners to provide a comprehensive review of modern bile acid research. The book offers clinical physicians, basic researchers and postgraduate students essential insights into cutting-edge research and paves the way for further research.


Cholesterol Colon Cancer Esophageal Cancer Metabolism NAFLD/NASH Nuclear Receptor Regulation Transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Susumu Tazuma
    • 1
  • Hajime Takikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General MedicineHiroshima University HospitalHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of MedicineTeikyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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