Export of Cholesterol Synthesized in Liver•Conversion to bile acidsfollowed by secretion into the small intestine in the bile fluid. (Bile acids function to emulsify dietary lipid.) •Conversion to cholesterol esters, packaging into lipoproteinsand export into the blood.
A. Digestion and absorptionFats need to be “solubilized” in the intestineand bile acids (AKA, bile salts)act as detergents to do this. Bile acids are a derivative of cholesteroland are organic acids. p242bile acidLec14
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