Taurine 10

  • Dong-Hee Lee
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Eunkyue Park
  • Ha Won Kim

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 975)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Taurine and Brain Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eunkyue Park, Ira Cohen, Maripaz Gonzalez, Mario R. Castellano, Michael Flory, Edmund C. Jenkins et al.
      Pages 3-16
    3. Lorenz S. Neuwirth, Nicholas P. Volpe, Chuyon Corwin, Simon Ng, Navita Madan, Alyssa M. Ferraro et al.
      Pages 39-55
    4. Ranran Gao, Mi Ae Bae, Kyung Ja Chang, Sung Hoon Kim
      Pages 57-65
    5. Mi Ae Bae, Ranran Gao, Sung Hoon Kim, Kyung Ja Chang
      Pages 67-77
    6. Simo S. Oja, Pirjo Saransaari
      Pages 89-94
    7. Yachen Li, Shuangyue Li, Xizhe Xie, Hang Xiu, Xiaohui Liu, Jing Shao et al.
      Pages 95-106
    8. Lu Liu, Lianying Guo, Xizhe Xie, Ning Fan, Yan Li, Yachen Li et al.
      Pages 107-117
    9. Lisa Ulenius, Louise Adermark, Bo Söderpalm, Mia Ericson
      Pages 173-181
    10. Shuangyue Li, Lijun Yang, Yan Zhang, Cong Zhang, Jing Shao, Xiaohui Liu et al.
      Pages 183-192
    11. Howard Prentice, Payam M. Gharibani, Zhiyuan Ma, Anamaria Alexandrescu, Rafaella Genova, Po-Chih Chen et al.
      Pages 193-205

About these proceedings


This volume provides the reader with an overview of taurine and its derivatives in modulating brain health. One of the highlights of this book is that taurine helps in the recovery of Alzheimer model mice from cognitive deficits by directly binding to oligomeric β-amyloid. In addition, this book includes very intriguing results from a study that looks into the effects of taurine-carbohydrate derivatives in stimulating fibrillogenesis of amyloid-b and in reducing Alzheimer-like behaviors. This book also highlights several new roles for taurine, including its novel effects on the various body structures encompassing the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system, and the endocrine system, along with a role for taurine complements in nutrition.

This edited book contains original articles and reviews based on oral and poster presentations at the 20th International Taurine Meeting held in Seoul, Korea in May 2016. The theme of this conference was ‘Taurine and Brain Health’. This volume will be relevant to anyone with an interest in the biological roles of taurine, from clinicians to nutritionists and from individuals working in the pharmaceutical industry to those working in food manufacturing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dong-Hee Lee
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
    • 2
  • Eunkyue Park
    • 3
  • Ha Won Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesUniversity of SeoulSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA
  3. 3.Department of Developmental NeurobiologyNY State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental DisabilitiesNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1079-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1077-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1079-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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