Taurine 4

Taurine and Excitable Tissues

  • Laura Della Corte
  • Ryan J. Huxtable
  • Giampietro Sgaragli
  • Keith F. Tipton

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 483)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Keynote Presentation

  3. Appreciations

  4. Plenary Presentations

    1. Jang-Yen Wu, Weiqing Chen, Xiao Wen Tang, Hong Jin, Todd Foos, John V. Schloss et al.
      Pages 35-44
    2. Annamaria De Luca, Sabata Pierno, Domenico Tricarico, Jean-François Desaphy, Antonella Liantonio, Mariagrazia Barbieri et al.
      Pages 45-56
    3. Stephen Schaffer, Viktoriya Solodushko, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 57-69
  5. Basic Aspects and Peripheral Actions of Taurine

    1. Deborah L. Bella, Young-Hye Kwon, Lawrence L. Hirschberger, Martha H. Stipanuk
      Pages 71-85
    2. Mitri Palmi, Gisele Tchuisseu Youmbi, Giampietro Sgaragli, Antonella Meini, Alberto Benocci, Fabio Fusi et al.
      Pages 87-96
    3. Xiaobin Han, Andrea M. Budreau, Russell W. Chesney
      Pages 97-108
    4. Kyoko Takahashi, Yuko Ohyabu, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 109-116
    5. S.I. Baskin, T.L. Barnhouse, K.T. Filipiak, J.C. Bloom, M.J. Novak
      Pages 117-126
    6. Ha Won Kim, Eun Jin Lee, Won Bae Kim, Byong KakKim
      Pages 127-135
  6. Metabolic and Nutritional Aspects

    1. E. Kibayashi, H. Yokogoshi, H. Mizue, K. Miura, K. Yoshita, H. Nakagawa et al.
      Pages 137-142
    2. Giuseppina Pitari, Silvestro Duprè, Anna Maria Ragnelli, Pierpaolo Aimola, Camillo Di Giulio, Fernanda Amicarelli
      Pages 149-156
    3. Giuseppina Pitari, Silvestro Duprè, Alessandra Spirito, Giovanni Antonini, Fernanda Amicarelli
      Pages 157-162
    4. Laura Pecci, Gabriella Montefoschi, Mario Fontana, Silvestro Duprè, Mara Costa, Doriano Cavallini
      Pages 163-168
    5. Shigeru Murakami, Yukiko Kondo, Takatoshi Nagate
      Pages 177-186
    6. Takaaki Takenaga, Keisuke Imada, Susumu Otomo
      Pages 187-202
    7. Y. Kondo, S. Murakami, H. Oda, T. Nagate
      Pages 193-202
    8. F. Lallemand, A. Dahchour, R. J. Ward, P. De Witte
      Pages 203-212
  7. Taurine in the CNS

    1. O. Quesada, R. Franco, K. Hernandez-Fonseca, K. Tuz
      Pages 219-225
    2. Nicolas Hussy, Charlotte Deleuze, Vanessa Brès, Françoise C. Moos
      Pages 227-237
    3. Maria Frosini, Casilde Sesti, Simona Saponara, Alessandro Donati, Mitri Palmi, Massimo Valoti et al.
      Pages 273-282
    4. Nuria Del Olmo, Mario Galarreta, Julian Bustamante, Rafael Martin del Rio, Jose M. Solis
      Pages 283-292
    5. Loria Bianchi, Maria A. Colivicchi, Maria Frosini, Mitri Palmi, Laura Della Corte
      Pages 293-296
    6. Selene Capodarca, Colm M. Cunningham, Petra Bartolini, Keith F. Tipton, Laura Della Corte, Loria Bianchi et al.
      Pages 297-304
    7. Federica Pessina, Giacomo Matteucci, Lucia Esposito, Beatrice Gorelli, Massimo Valoti, Giampietro Sgaragli
      Pages 325-333
    8. Maria Frosini, Casilde Sesti, Mitri Palmi, Massimo Valoti, Fabio Fusi, Piero Mantovani et al.
      Pages 335-344
  8. Taurine Analogues and Metals: Health Care Aspects pported by COST D8 and D13

    1. E. C. O'Brien, E. Farkas, K. B. Nolan
      Pages 345-354
    2. Steve A. Messina, Ralph Dawson Jr.
      Pages 355-367
    3. M. B. O'Byrne, J. P. Bolam, J. J. Hanley, K. F. Tipton
      Pages 369-374
    4. Colm M. Cunningham, Keith F. Tipton
      Pages 383-388
    5. Fabrizio Machetti, Martina Cacciarini, Fernando Catrambone, Franca M. Cordero, Maria Frosini, Francesco De Sarlo
      Pages 399-401
    6. C. Cuisinier, P. Gailly, M. Francaux, J. Lebacq
      Pages 403-409
  9. Taurine and Vision

About this book


Mitochondria from mammalian tissues possess an elaborate system for 2+ 2+ transporting Ca across their inner membrane which consists of Ca import, 2+ via the Ca uniporter, in response to the mitochondrial membrane 2+ + potential ?? and of Ca release by an antiport system in exchange for H + 9,23 or Na (see Fig. l) . Because the uniporter is dependent upon the external 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ Ca concentration ([Ca ]), mitochondria accumulate Ca until the [Ca ] o o 2+ decreases to the level at which the uniporter activity balances the Ca efflux. 2+ The [Ca ] at which the uniporter and efflux activities are equal is defined o the “setpoint” andcorresponds to values between 0.3-3µM. 2+ Figure 1. The Ca transport system of the inner membrane of mammalian mitochondria. U, + 2+ + + uniporter. I, Na -independent efflux mechanism or Ca /2H exchanger. D, Na -dependent 2+ + efflux mechanism or Ca /2Na exchanger. PTP, permeability transition pore. FP, 11 flavoprotein. ?? membrane potential. ? pH gradient. Adapted from .


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Della Corte
    • 1
  • Ryan J. Huxtable
    • 2
  • Giampietro Sgaragli
    • 3
  • Keith F. Tipton
    • 4
  1. 1.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of Arizona College of MedicineTucson
  3. 3.University of SienaSienaItaly
  4. 4.Trinity CollegeDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46447-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46838-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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