Taurine 2

Basic and Clinical Aspects

  • Ryan J. Huxtable
  • Junichi Azuma
  • Kinya Kuriyama
  • Masao Nakagawa
  • Akemichi Baba

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Metabolism of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvestro Duprè, Mario Fontana, Giuseppina Pitari, Doriano Cavallini
      Pages 3-8
    3. Ikuo Koyama, Katsu Nakamori, Tomomi Nagahama, Mizuho Ogasawara, Masami Nemoto
      Pages 9-18
    4. J. A. Sturman, P. Lu, J. M. Messing, H. Imaki
      Pages 19-36
    5. Ralph Dawson Jr., Baerbel Eppler, Tucker A. Patterson, Debbie Shih, Steve Liu
      Pages 37-50
    6. Karsten Korang, Louis Milakofsky, Theodor A. Hare, James M. Hofford, Wolfgang H. Vogel
      Pages 51-53
    7. Y. Shibata, T. Ohta, M. Nakatsuka, H. Ishizu, Y. Matsuda, T. Shindo et al.
      Pages 55-58
  3. Taurine and the Liver

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jun Ohta, Martha H. Stipanuk
      Pages 69-71
    3. Toshiaki Nakashima, Toshihide Shima, Hironori Mitsuyoshi, Koji Inaba, Ninko Matsumoto, Yoshikuni Sakamoto et al.
      Pages 85-92
    4. Yukitaka Fukaya, Nobuko Senda, Akiko Fujita, Shoji Imai, Ikuo Sawada
      Pages 93-97
    5. Junichi Yamao, Yoshinobu Matsumura, Yoichi Hokaze, Masahide Yoshikawa, Norie Umemoto, Yuji Matsui et al.
      Pages 99-106
    6. M. Palmi, F. Fusi, G. Youmbi, M. Frosini, L. Bianchi, L. Della Corte et al.
      Pages 117-124
    7. John A. Timbrell, Catherine J. Waterfield
      Pages 125-134
    8. Miwon Son, Hee Kee Kim, Won Bae Kim, Junnick Yang, Byong Kak Kim
      Pages 147-155
    9. Thomas Minor, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Hiltrud Klauke, Peter Wingenfeld, Dietrich Michalk, Wolf Isselhard
      Pages 157-161
  4. Taurine and the Kidney

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. M. Amiry-Moghaddam, E. A. Nagelhus, P. Agre, S. Nielsen, O. P. Ottersen
      Pages 165-171
    3. Takeshi Nakanishi, Yoshihiro Takamitsu
      Pages 193-201
    4. Peter Wingenfeld, Ute Gehrmann, Stefan Strübind, Thomas Minor, Wolf Isselhard, Dietrich Volker Michalkl
      Pages 203-212
    5. Peter Wingenfeld, Dietrich Volker Michalk, Angela Sonntag, Stefan Paas, Thomas Minor, Wolf Isselhard
      Pages 213-222
    6. Dietrich Volker Michalk, Peter Wingenfeld, Christoph Licht, Taner Ugur, Lilly Farrokh Siar
      Pages 223-232
    7. Catherine J. Waterfield, Felix Carvalho, John A. Timbrell
      Pages 233-245
  5. Taurine in Muscle and the Cardiovascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Sabata Pierno, Annamaria De Luca, Ryan J. Huxtable, Diana Conte Camerino
      Pages 249-255
    3. Ghassan Bkaily, George Haddad, Doris Jaalouk, Nadine Gros-Louis, Majda Taoudi Benchekroun, Radha Naik et al.
      Pages 263-273
    4. Kyoko Takahashi, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Akemichi Baba, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 297-304
  6. Taurine and the Audiovisual Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Andranik M. Petrosian, Jasmine E. Haroutounian, Lida V. Zueva
      Pages 333-342
    3. Shinichi Usami, Ole P. Ottersen
      Pages 361-368
  7. Taurine and the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Norma Lake, John Orlowski
      Pages 371-376
    3. Hirohiko Nakamura, Shen Hao Huang, Kintomo Takakura
      Pages 377-384
    4. H. Pasantes-Morales, C. Peña Segura, O. García, M. M. Morales Mulia, R. Sánchez Olea, J. Morán
      Pages 393-400
    5. Rafael Martín del Río, Mario Galarreta, Nieves Menéndez, Conceptión Conejero, José M. Solís
      Pages 401-407

About this book


This volume comprises the edited proceedings of the International Taurine Sympo­ sium held in Osaka, Japan, in June 1995, as a Satellite Symposium of the 15th Biennial of the International Society for Neurochemistry. This Taurine Symposium was the Meeting latest in a series held since 1975 at approximately two-year intervals by an informal group of international researchers. It attracted contributions from 20 countries, ranging from Armenia via Finland and Spain to the United States. Some 121 participants attended. The Symposium was organized and chaired by Junichi Azuma, University of Osaka. Other members of the Organizing Committee in Japan consisted of Kinya Kuriyama and Masao Nakagawa, both from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and Akemichi Baba, from Osaka University. The Committee had to contend with the disaster of the Kobe earthquake, which struck on January 21. The epicenter was only around 25 miles from the meeting site, and the quake demolished the home of one Committee member. Despite this unnaturally natural handicap, the participants experienced a superbly organized meeting, one which more than maintained the high social and scientific standards established for this series. In his Welcome Message, Dr. Azuma listed a threefold objective for the Symposium: To provide a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of information on taurine; to give an opportunity for renewing old friendships and making new friends; and to promote coopera­ tion among participants from around the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ryan J. Huxtable
    • 1
  • Junichi Azuma
    • 2
  • Kinya Kuriyama
    • 3
  • Masao Nakagawa
    • 3
  • Akemichi Baba
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Osaka University OsakaOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0184-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0182-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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