Sources and Turnover Rates of Taurine in Newborn, Weanling, and Mature Rats

  • Ryan J. Huxtable
  • Shirley E. Lippincott
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 139)


The pharmacology of taurine has received close study, and taurine has been shown to be beneficial in conditions as diverse as genetic cardiomyopathy (1), cardiac arrhythmias (2), and epilepsy (5). Deficiencies in taurine have also been associated with the development of such pathological processes as retinal degeneration in cats (9) and cardiomyopathy in humans (4). These investigations have linked taurine with various phenomena without yielding insight into the mechanism by which taurine is acting, or its normal functional involvement in cellular processes.


Taurine Level Taurine Concentration Taurine Content Cysteine Sulfinate Decarboxylase Cysteine Sulfinate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan J. Huxtable
    • 1
  • Shirley E. Lippincott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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