Taurine 7

  • Junichi Azuma
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Takashi Ito

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

Table of contents

  1. Potential Therapeutic effects of Taurine

  2. Taurine as an Antioxidant; Role in Immune System and Other Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Janusz Marcinkiewicz, Maria Walczewska, Rafał Olszanecki, Małgorzata Bobek, Rafał Biedroń, Józef Dulak et al.
      Pages 439-450
    3. Tetsuya Ogino, Tin Aung Than, Mutsumi Hosako, Michitaka Ozaki, Masako Omori, Shigeru Okada
      Pages 451-461
    4. Chaekyun Kim, Seongtag Kim
      Pages 473-480
  3. Regulation of the Taurine Transporter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Takashi Ito, Yasushi Fujio, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 523-532
    3. Masayoshi Kuwahara, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Koichi Ito, Hirokazu Tsubone
      Pages 533-540
    4. Publisher
      Pages E1-E2
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 541-545

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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