Hypotaurine Aminotransferase

  • J. H. Fellman
  • E. S. Roth
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 139)


Taurine is a substance widely distributed in the animal world (1). Certain mammalian tissues contain remarkably high concentrations of this sulfur amino acid suggesting an important biological role and yet the detailed account of its metabolic origin remains incomplete. An understanding of the metabolic turnover of taurine necessarily would extend insight into the control mechanisms for regulation of biosynthesis and transport.


Pentanoic Acid Aminotransferase Activity Sulfur Amino Acid Sulfite Oxidase Tanoic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Fellman
    • 1
  • E. S. Roth
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA

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