Table 2

Gall bladder volume in healthy subjects after intraduodenal infusion of mixed micelles of various compositions. (Starting volume (ml) = 11 (2); % of FV day −1 = 54 (10))

Intraduodenal infusions of mixed micelles
Low EYPCHigh EYPCLow DPPCNaCl 0.9%
EYPC, egg yolk-phosphatidylcholine; DPPC, dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine.
*p<0.05 compared with NaCl 0.9% and low EYPC; †compared with NaCl 0.9% and DPPC.
All mixed micelles contained 100 mM taurocholate and low (26 mM) or high (68 mM) amounts of phospholipids.
Max volume
    ml18 (2)†12 (3)14 (2)*11 (2)
    % of starting vol202 (7)†113 (4) 126 (5)*108 (2)
Max increase
    ml9 (2)†3 (2)3 (1)*1 (1)
    % of starting vol102 (7)†13 (4)26 (5)*8 (2)