Cysteamine Pathway of Taurine Biosynthesis

  • Giorgio Federici
  • Giorgio Ricci
  • Luigi Santoro
  • Antonio Antonucci
  • Doriano Cavallini

Abstract

Three main routes have been discovered in animals able to produce taurine (TAU), called the cysteine sulfinic acid (CSA) pathway, the cysteamine pathway and the inorganic pathway.

Keywords

Sulfide Cysteine Selenium Retina Taurine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Federici
    • 1
  • Giorgio Ricci
    • 1
  • Luigi Santoro
    • 1
  • Antonio Antonucci
    • 1
  • Doriano Cavallini
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biological ChemistryUniversity of Rome and Centre of Molecular Biology, C. N. RRomeItaly

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