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Taurine

Nutritional Value and Mechanisms of Action

  • John B. Lombardini
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Junichi Azuma

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 315)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Waltham Symposium on Taurine and Cat Nutrition

    1. Ekkhart Trenkner, Alice Gargano, Philip Scala, John Sturman
      Pages 7-14
    2. Elke A. Trautwein, K. C. Hayes
      Pages 15-22
    3. James H. Morris, Quinton R. Rogers
      Pages 33-44
    4. Mary Anne Hickman, James G. Morris, Quinton R. Rogers
      Pages 45-54
    5. Paul D. Pion, Mark D. Kittleson, Mary L. Skiles, Quinton R. Rogers, James G. Morris
      Pages 63-73
    6. Georgia B. Schuller-Levis, John A. Sturman
      Pages 83-90
    7. John A. Sturman, Jeffrey M. Messing
      Pages 91-98
    8. Octavio Quesada, Peimin Lu, John A. Sturman
      Pages 99-104
  3. International Taurine Symposium: New Dimensions on Its Mechanisms of Action

    1. Taurine and the Heart

      1. Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
        Pages 105-120
      2. Tomoyuki Hamaguchi, Junichi Azumal, Stephen Schaffer
        Pages 121-128
      3. Nicholas Sperelakis, Hiroyasu Satoh, Ghassan Bkaily
        Pages 129-143
      4. Yoshiji Ihara, Kyoko Takahashi, Hisato Harada, Akihiko Sawamura, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
        Pages 145-152
      5. Kyoko Takahashi, Hisato Harada, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
        Pages 153-161
      6. Flavia Franconi, Mauro Miceli, Federico Bennardini, Antonella Mattana, Jesus Covarrubias, Giuseppe Seghieri
        Pages 181-186
      7. G. X. Wang, J. Duan, S. Zhou, P. Li, Y. Kang
        Pages 187-192
      8. S. W. Schaffer, S. Punna, J. Duan, H. Harada, T. Hamaguchi, J. Azuma
        Pages 193-198
      9. Annamaria De Luca, Sabata Pierno, Ryan J. Huxtable, Paola Falli, Flavia Franconi, Alberto Giotti et al.
        Pages 199-205
    2. Taurine: Developmental Aspects

    3. Taurine and the Central Nervous System

      1. J.-Y. Wu, X. W. Tang, W. H. Tsai
        Pages 263-268
      2. Gary R. Dutton, Keith L. Rogers
        Pages 269-276
      3. G. Rebel, P. L. Lleu, V. Petegnief, M. Frauli-Meischner, P. Guerin, I. H. Lelong
        Pages 277-285
      4. X. W. Tang, Y. H. Lee, M. Yarom, B. Nathan, J. Baol, A. Bhattacharyya et al.
        Pages 295-301
    4. Taurine and Its Action as an Anti-Oxidant in Lung

      1. Melanie A. Banks, Dale W. Porter, William G. Martin, Vincent Castranova
        Pages 341-354
      2. Ikuo Koyama, Tomomi Nakamura, Mizuho Ogasawara, Masami Nemoto, Tsuguchika Yoshida
        Pages 355-359
    5. Taurine and Osmoregulation

      1. Herminia Pasantes-Morales, Julio Morán, Roberto Sánchez-Olea
        Pages 361-368
      2. Yutaka Koyama, Tadashi Ishibashi, Akemichi Baba
        Pages 375-380
      3. Roberto Sánchez-Olea, Herminia Pasantes-Morales
        Pages 381-384
      4. Julio Morán, Roberto Sánchez-Olea, Herminia Pasantes-Morales
        Pages 385-389
      5. Arne Schousboe, Clara Lopez Apreza, Herminia Pasantes-Morales
        Pages 391-397
    6. Taurine and Osmoregulation

About this book

Introduction

The underlying philosophy of these two symposia on taurine remains the same as all those that have been held previously: the best way to remain current in the subject matter is to talk directly with the investigators at the forefront of the field. Thus, we brought together some 50 individuals from 11 different countries who have keen interests and active research programs in the many-faceted areas of taurine research. The meetings were held on October 8-10, 1991, in an elegant setting in a resort area at Orange Beach, Alabama, approximately 50 miles outside of Mobile on the Gulf Coast. The meetings were programmed as two separate Symposia held sequentially. The first symposia on October 8 was devoted exclusively to taurine research in the cat, primarily in the area of nutrition, and entitled "The Waltham Symposium on Taurine and Cat Nutrition". The second symposia on October 9 and 10 was open to all fields of taurine research and was entitled "International Taurine Symposium: New Dimensions on its Mechanisms of Actions". If the philosophy of these meetings was to bring both experts and novices together in a discussion and presentation of current taurine research, then the major purpose of the Proceedings is to document the current research efforts and to present an objective summary of where the taurine field stands today and where the focus will be in the future.

Keywords

Calcium Niacin Phosphor amino acid biomembrane cortex development leukocyte metabolism nervous system nutrition prevention reproduction skeletal muscle tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • John B. Lombardini
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
    • 2
  • Junichi Azuma
    • 3
  1. 1.Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA
  2. 2.University of South Alabama School of MedicineMobileUSA
  3. 3.Osaka University Medical SchoolOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3436-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6520-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3436-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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