Taurine 6

  • Simo S. Oja
  • Pirjo Saransaari
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 583)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Taurine Metabolism and Taurine Transporter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alasdair M. Cook, Karin Denger
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mario Fontana, Silvestro Duprè, Laura Pecci
      Pages 15-24
    4. Relicardo M. Coloso, Lawrence L. Hirschberger, John E. Dominy, Jeong-In Lee, Martha H. Stipanuk
      Pages 25-36
    5. John E. Dominy Jr., Lawrence L. Hirschberger, Relicardo M. Coloso, Martha H. Stipanuk
      Pages 37-47
    6. Changkyu Oh, Yun Jaie Choi, Hyung Gee Kim, Dong-Hee Lee
      Pages 49-57
    7. Xiaobin Han, Russell W. Chesney
      Pages 59-67
    8. Ha Won Kim, Seung Hyun Yoon, Taesun Park, Byong Kak Kim, Kun Koo Park, Dong Hee Lee
      Pages 69-77
    9. Xiaobin Han, Russell W. Chesney
      Pages 79-90
    10. Takashi Ito, Yasushi Fujio, Yoriko Uozumi, Takahisa Matsuda, Makiko Maeda, Kyoko Takahashi et al.
      Pages 91-98
    11. Ian Henry Lambert, Stine Falsig Pedersen
      Pages 99-108
    12. David B. Shennan, Jean Thomson, James Davidson, Iain F. Gow
      Pages 109-116
  3. Metabolic Effects of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Sung-Hee Park, Haemi Lee, Kun Koo Park, Ha Won Kim, Dong Hee Lee, Taesun Park
      Pages 119-128
    3. Svend Høime Hansen, Mogens Larsen Andersen, Henrik Birkedal, Claus Cornett, Flemming Wibrand
      Pages 129-135
    4. HaWon Kim, Alexander John Lee, Seungkwon You, Taesun Park, Dong Hee Lee
      Pages 137-145
    5. Ewa Kontny, Magdalena Chorąży-Massalska, Weronika Rudnicka, Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Włodzimierz Maśliński
      Pages 157-171
    6. Mahmood S. Mozaffari, Rafik Abdelsayed, Champa Patel, Stephen W. Schaffer
      Pages 173-180
    7. Clinical Significance of Plasma Taurine

      1. Tadaomi A. Miyamoto, Masumi R. Miyamoto
        Pages 181-187
    8. Nien Vinh Lam, Wen Chen, Kazuhito Suruga, Naomichi Nishimura, Toshinao Goda, Hiroaki Oda et al.
      Pages 193-202
  4. Effects of Taurine Supplementation

  5. Taurine in Heart and Muscles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Kyoko Takahashi, Tomoka Takatani, Yoriko Uozumi, Takashi Ito, Takahisa Matsuda, Yasushi Fujio et al.
      Pages 257-263
    3. Yoriko Uozumi, Takashi Ito, Kyoko Takahashi, Takahisa Matsuda, Tomomi Mohri, Yasushi Kimura et al.
      Pages 265-270
    4. Regionally Perfused Taurine

      1. Wnimunk Oriyanhan, Tadaomi A. Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Senri Miwa, Kiyoaki Takaba, Tadashi Ikeda et al.
        Pages 271-278
      2. Wnimunk Oriyanhan, Tadaomi A. Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Senri Miwa, Kiyoaki Takaba, Tadashi Ikeda et al.
        Pages 279-288
  6. Taurine in Brain and Retina

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Roberta Ward, Tanya Cirkovic-Vellichovia, Florence Ledeque, Gunars Tirizitis, Gunars Dubars, Krishna Datla et al.
      Pages 299-306
    3. James E. Olson, Eduardo Martinho Jr.
      Pages 307-314
    4. Abdeslem El Idrissi
      Pages 315-322
    5. Systematically Administered Taurine

      1. Koho J. Miyamoto, Masumi R. Miyamoto, Tadaomi A. Miyamoto
        Pages 323-329
      2. Koho J. Miyamoto, Masumi R. Miyamoto, Tadaomi A. Miyamoto
        Pages 330-334
      3. Koho J. Miyamoto, Masumi R. Miyamoto, Tadaomi A. Miyamoto
        Pages 335-351
    6. Fei Zhou, Jingchun Guo, Ru Yang, Jing Gu, Hongbin Jin, Gencheng Wu et al.
      Pages 353-358
    7. Svetlana M. Molchanova, Simo S. Oja, Pirjo Saransaari
      Pages 365-375
    8. Elmira Anderzhanova, Pirjo Saransaari, Simo S. Oja
      Pages 377-387
    9. Ru Yang, Qing Li, Jing-Chun Guo, Hong-Bing Jin, Jun Liu, Bu-Er Wang et al.
      Pages 389-394
    10. Jingchun Guo, Peng Zhao, Yan Xia, Fei Zhou, Ru Yang, Jieshi Cheng
      Pages 395-400

About these proceedings


Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an enigmatic compound abounding in animal tissues. It is present at relatively high concentrations in all electrically excitable tissues such as the brain, sensory organs, the heart, and in certain endocrine glands. Some of its physiological functions are already established, for example as an essential nutrient during development and as a neuromodulator or osmolyte, but the cellular mechanisms are still mostly a matter of conjecture. Moreover, there are a number of other putative functions of taurine less well known at present. The 15th International Taurine Meeting is a multidisciplinary symposium and the participants present different fields of biological science. Based on the proceedings of this meeting, Taurine 6: Taurine Today presents the most recent research on Taurine in papers written by top scientists in the field.


Nervous System biochemistry cardiovascular infectious disease metabolism tissue transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Simo S. Oja
    • 1
  • Pirjo Saransaari
    • 2
  1. 1.The Center for Laboratory MedicineTampere University HospitalTampereFinland
  2. 2.Brain Research Center Medical SchoolUniversity of TampereFinland

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