Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic Acid): Useful in Skin Diseases
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Taurine or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid occurs naturally in food, especially in seafood and meat. Taurine is used in topical anti-acne therapy. It was used to explore anti-tumor promoting activity in a skin carcinogenesis. It is used in skin ulcers. Due to its antioxidant and anti-apoptotic properties it exerts an antiwrinkle effect on the skin. Taurine (0.05–0.15 g/day) is effective in treating the underlying causes of psoriasis. It is also used in atopic eczema.
KeywordsTaurine Skin cancer Psoriasis Atopic eczema
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