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Taurine 7

  • Junichi Azuma
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Takashi Ito
  • Book summarizes the most recent research findings obtained during the last three to four years since the publication of the preceding book on taurine

  • Present volume is the newest member of the series of books on taurine highlighted in AEMB

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 643)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Cardiovascular and Renal Effects of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takashi Ito, Viktor Pastukh, Viktoriya Solodushko, Junichi Azuma, Stephen W. Schaffer
      Pages 3-11
    3. Yukio Yamori, Longjian Liu, Mari Mori, Miki Sagara, Shigeru Murakami, Yasuo Nara et al.
      Pages 13-25
    4. Tadaomi-Alfonso Miyamoto, Takayuki Ueno, Yoshihumi Iguro, Goichi Yotsumoto, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Kazuo Nakamura et al.
      Pages 27-36
    5. Seiichiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Satoh
      Pages 37-46
    6. Takashi Ito, Satoko Muraoka, Kyoko Takahashi, Yasushi Fujio, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 65-74
    7. Jianmin Hu, Xingli Xu, Jiancheng Yang, Gaofeng Wu, Changmian Sun, Qiufeng Lv
      Pages 75-84
    8. Kyoko Takahashi, Yuko Azuma, Shizu Kobayashi, Junichi Azuma, Koichi Takahashi, Stephen W. Schaffer et al.
      Pages 95-103
    9. Sanya Roysommuti, Atchariya Suwanich, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 123-133
    10. Sanya Roysommuti, Atchariya Suwanich, Wichaporn Lerdweeraphon, Atcharaporn Thaeomor, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 135-144
    11. Sanya Roysommuti, Wichaporn Lerdweeraphon, Pisamai Malila, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 145-156
  3. Effect of Taurine on Brain and Retina

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Andrey G. Taranukhin, Elena Y. Taranukhina, Irina M. Djatchkova, Pirjo Saransaari, Markku Pelto-Huikko, Simo S. Oja
      Pages 159-167
    3. Jang-Yen Wu, Heng Wu, Ying Jin, Jianning Wei, Di Sha, Howard Prentice et al.
      Pages 169-179

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 brain, sensory organs, heart, and muscle, 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.

Taurine 7 contains the proceedings of the 16th International Taurine Meeting. This meeting is a multidisciplinary symposium, with participants presenting different fields of biological science. This volume focuses on all aspects of taurine research from immunology and its effect on health to chemistry and biochemistry, including future clinical applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Junichi Azuma
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
    • 2
  • Takashi Ito
    • 3
  1. 1.Department Clinical Evaluation of Medicines and TherapeuticsOsaka UniversitySuita Osaka565-0871 Japan
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology College of MedicineUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology College of MedicineUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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