Ionic Channels and Effect of Taurine on the Heart

  • Denis Noble
  • Yung E. Earm

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. D. Noble, S. J. Noble, T. Kiyosue, A. J. Spindler
    Pages 1-17
  3. A. Noma, K. Ono, F. M. Tareen, M. Takano
    Pages 19-56
  4. R. A. Chapman, M. S. Suleiman, G. C. Rodrigo, K. K. Minezaki, K. R. Chatamra, C. R. Little et al.
    Pages 73-91
  5. Nicholas Sperelakis, Hiroyasu Satoh
    Pages 93-118
  6. Y. E. Earm, W. K. Ho, I. So, C. H. Leem, J. Han
    Pages 119-138
  7. D. Noble
    Pages 163-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


This book is based on papers presented at a Symposium held in Seoul, Korea in 1992. The idea for the symposium developed naturally from work in which Professor Yung E Earm, at Seoul National University, had been involved both in my laboratory in Oxford and in his own laboratory in Seoul concerning the possible role of certain amino acids, like taurine that are strongly concentrated by the cells of the heart, and the relationship between such acids and membrane ionic currents. The first obvious question was whether it is possible to identify the transport mechanisms involved for taurine and whether they are electrogenic. The second question is what function could be served by such processes: does taurine play an essential role in cardiac tissue and is this important in protecting the heart from disease? With his colleagues in the Korean Physiological Society, Professor Earm set about the task of fmancing and organizing a meeting at which some of the world's leading cardiac electrophysiologists and taurine specialists could discuss these questions. The fmance was generously provided by the Dong-A Pharmaceutical Company, one of the leading scientific companies in Korea.


amino acid cells clinical application heart membrane muscle research tissue transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Denis Noble
    • 1
  • Yung E. Earm
    • 2
  1. 1.University Laboratory of PhysiologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Physiology & BiophysicsSeoul National University College of MedicineSouth Korea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6342-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3074-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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