Bile production deficiency in the human organism
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tom Frielle
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The human body consists of many biological systems that carry out specific functions but at the same time are interconnected. Metabolic processes are the bases of life. Throughout those biological pathways, calories from food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy that the body needs to function. The digestive system is where food is broken down into macromolecules and many enzymes and substances play a role in that process. Some deficiency in normal production of enzymes or proteins result from genetic factors or are the consequences of other diseases’s complications. The bile is responsible for food digestion. When it is abnormally produced, it could not only indicate a failure of some linked organs in the digestive tract but could also cause more serious complications.