Interaction of Taurine with its Precursor, Cysteine Sulfinic Acid, in the Central Nervous System

  • Heitaroh Iwata
  • Akemichi Baba
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 139)


Among the amino acid neurotransmitter candidates, emphasis has been recently focused on the role of taurine in the central nervous system (CNS). It is thought that taurine may function as an inhibitory neurotransmitter or neuromodulator in the CNS.


Hippocampal Slice Kainic Acid Cysteic Acid Hypo Taurine Limbic Cortex 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heitaroh Iwata
    • 1
  • Akemichi Baba
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyFaculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesSuita, OsakaJapan

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