canaliculus

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canaliculus

[‚kan·əl′ik·yə·ləs]
(histology)
One of the minute channels in bone radiating from a Haversian canal and connecting lacunae with each other and with the canal.
A passage between the cells of the cell cords in the liver.

canaliculus

A small channel or groove, as a fluting carved on the face of a triglyph.
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Although there are no many findings on the principles responsible for the choleretic action, it has been suggested that polyphenol constituents of the extract may be responsible of the higher secretion of cholephilic compounds into the bile canaliculi (Gebhardt and Ueberham, 1998).
QTS' B-CLEAR technology refers to a patented methodology that, when applied to properly functioning hepatic cells, opens the bile pockets (analogous to bile canaliculi in vivo), allowing material that has been transported from inside the cell to be measured.
Preclinical studies suggest that serum aminotransferase elevations induced by bosentan and chemically-related compounds may be due to their direct competition with bile salts for active transport across the hepatocyte membrane into the bile canaliculi.