Deoxycholic Acid (CAS 83-44-3) | Cayman Chemical
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Deoxycholic Acid

Item № 20756
CAS № 83-44-3
Purity ≥95%
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                (CAS 83-44-3)
     5 g $10.00 0.00
     10 g $19.00 0.00
     50 g $35.00 0.00
     100 g $50.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-02-22. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Cholanoic Acid
  • DCA
  • NSC 8797

Deoxycholic acid (DCA) is a secondary bile acid produced from cholic acid (Item No. 20250) by bacterial action in the colon.1 It is usually conjugated with glycine or taurine and acts as a detergent in the emulsification of fats for intestinal absorption.2,3 Elevated levels of DCA are strongly associated with the development of colon cancer.4

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Technical Information
Formal Name
(3α,5β,12α)-3,12-dihydroxy-cholan-24-oic acid
CAS Number
  • Cholanoic Acid
  • DCA
  • NSC 8797
Molecular Formula
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
InChI Code
InChI Key

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Room temperature
Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 2 years
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1. Huang, J., Bathena, S.P.R., Csanaky, I., et al. Simultaneous characterization of bile acids and their sulfate metabolites in mouse liver, plasma, bile, and urine using LC-MS/MS Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis 55(5), 1111-1119 (2011).

2. Zhang, Y., and Klaassen, C.D. Effects of feeding bile acids and a bile acid sequestrant on hepatic bile acid composition in mice Journal of Lipid Research 51(11), 3230-3242 (2010).

3. Semba, R.D., Gonzalez-Freier, M., Moaddel, R., et al. Environmental enteric dysfunction is associated with altered bile acid metabolism J.Pediatr.Gastenterol.Nutr. (2016).

4. Centuori, S.M., and Martinez, J.D. Differential regulation of EGFR-MAPK signaling by deoxycholic acid (DCA) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in colon cancer Dig. Dis. Sci. 59(10), 2367-2380 (2014).

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