Taurine Deficiency: A Rationale for Taurine Depletion

  • K. C. Hayes
  • John A. Sturman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 139)


Investigators concerned with the metabolism of taurine are confronted by two distinct aspects of the problem. The first concerns the function of taurine at the molecular level and the second concerns those factors that set the limits of taurine supply and demand as they affect taurine depletion and deficiency. This review discusses the latter in terms of the comparative aspects of taurine metabolism that facilitate our understanding of taurine deficiency.


Bile Acid Retinal Degeneration Sulphur Amino Acid Bile Acid Conjugation Hypo Taurine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Hayes
    • 1
  • John A. Sturman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nutrition Harvard School of Public Health and Nutrition Division, Harvard Medical SchoolNew England Regional Primate Research CenterSouthboroughUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathological NeurobiologyInstitute for Basic Research in Mental RetardationStaten IslandUSA

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