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.


Taurine Skin cancer Psoriasis Atopic eczema 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyPE Society’s Modern College of PharmacyNigadi, PuneIndia

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